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Orthotics & Prosthetics

Orthotics

The Orthotics Department is situated in the South block of St Mary’s Hospital and runs mainly outpatient clinics. The department is responsible for the issue of orthoses (appliances, splints) such as spinal supports, insoles, shoe adaptions, leg braces, orthopaedic footwear and wigs.

Your Consultant, Doctor or Healthcare Professional has referred you to the Orthotics Department to be assessed for an orthosis that should improve your mobility or reduce pain levels. This can be by the issue of an orthosis or maybe just helpful advice or information. The Orthodontics Department is open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Prosthetics

The Prosthetics Service provides external prosthetic devices (upper and lower limbs) to amputees and limb deficient people who live and work within our catchment area.

The aim of the service is to meet the individual needs of our patients, to allow them to return to their pre-morbid activities (wherever possible), or achieve the best outcome for their condition. This could be enabling a return to a sport like golf, running or swimming. The service also provides repairs and maintenance of the prosthesis.

We accept referrals from health care professionals for new patients, and an established patient can refer themselves into the service. Amputees and limb deficient patients are 'patients for life', therefore it is extremely important that they receive continuity of care from their local Prosthetic Centre.

Lady with a prosthetic leg
Leg getting put into plaster

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