For over 25 years, Abilities In Motion has provided quality prosthetics to clients in the Greater Cincinnati, Southeastern Indiana and the Northern Kentucky Areas. The AIM team is always striving to use the latest technology in order to provide the best possible care. Here is a look at how a prosthesis is created.
SHRINKERS (and other supplies)
Shrinkers help to control swelling the residual limb. Abilities In Motion will provide you with shrinkers, donning tube and other supplies while you are recovering from surgery. Our team will come to your facility and will work to coordinate care with your physician.
APPLICATION OF LINER
Once the wound has healed, our team along with your physician, will determine when the fitting process can start. Our team will have already discussed your goals with you and will have started the process of getting prescriptions and authorization from your insurance.
The liner provides a skin tight fit to your residual limb and will aid in attaching the prosthetic to your body. The material is very much like a wet-suit and measurements will be taken to give you a custom fit. BACK TO TOP
After the liner has been applied, a plaster mold of the residual limb is formed and/or measurement are taken. BACK TO TOP
The mold is then placed in a digitizer, a machine that creates a digital copy of the mold. Modifications are then made manually on the computer. BACK TO TOP
CREATING THE SOCKET
The digital copy of the mold is then carved our on a CNC (Computer Numeric Control) machine, creating a model. Heated plastic is vacuum formed over the model to create the socket. BACK TO TOP
ASSEMBLY OF SOCKET
Once the socket is created, AIM technicians add the endoskeletal components in order to create a complete custom prosthesis. BACK TO TOP
The prosthesis is then fitted to the client and aligned setting height, angels, and rotation for optimal function. BACK TO TOP
Learning to walk with a prosthesis takes time and patience. Our expert staff will help you adjust to the challenges you will face as you use your new device. We will partner with you establish a wearing schedule and then create appointments to check the size and fit, making adjustments when necessary. BACK TO TOP
When you partner with Abilities In Motion you have access to integrated care with our partners at Premier Physical Therapy. Patients are able to combine appointments and have an unparalleled coordination of care. BACK TO TOP