Our prosthetic team designs, fabricates, and fits state-of-the-art prostheses for all levels of amputation. Our in-house laboratory produces lightweight, custom fabricated prostheses made specifically for each individual’s needs. We are here to help maximize your potential to live a normal and productive life.
At POA, we establish long term relationships with our patients as we continue to service their prosthetic needs for years to come. Our practitioners take time to educate our patients about their new prosthesis and schedule follow up care to ensure best possible outcomes.
Our advanced technologies are reliably tested and incorporated into our daily practice. This offers you the chance to benefit as an individual from these advanced systems, rather than receiving just ‘standard’ routine type care.
POA was the first practice in Texas to introduce this technology and our patients now benefit from it on a daily basis. The Aqua Casting System is a unique casting system for both below knee and above knee amputations.
The system allows a cast to be taken while the person is standing with full weight on their limb in a special casting chamber. This accurately mimics the pressures placed on the leg during walking which duplicates the shape of the limb under these conditions. The benefit is enhanced control and comfort resulting in a prosthesis that responds more naturally, like a part of your body.
The HiFi system is a state-of-the-art casting system that compresses the soft tissues surrounding the leg bone to provide superior stabilization and control. The concept was initially designed for arm amputees and was later adapted for leg amputees based upon it’s remarkable successes.
Specific ‘zones’ of pressure are applied to the limb during the casting procedure. For above knee amputations, a specialized ‘imager’ has been designed which accommodates full weight bearing during casting allowing the compression zones to be customized for comfort and stability.
Adjustable sockets can be provided for both upper and lower limb amputations. This feature provides the opportunity to make adjustments to your socket as needed for limb volume changes throughout the day. At the time of your initial assessment we will discuss the socket design that will best fit your individual needs.