COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN FOR ADVANCED PROSTHETICS
For many decades, prosthetics have been designed and built using plaster casts and models. Measurements taken with simple tape measures, have been used to guide prosthetists to modify these plaster models with antiquated files and chisels. These modifications have historically been inconsistent, imprecise and impossible to replicate exactly. Studies have shown that multiple prosthetists, measuring the same patient and modifying plaster casts with those tools, will arrive at varying sets of measurements, shapes, and designs. Once a socket has been created in that way, it is often difficult to identify exactly why the finished product does not seem to fit, or it is painful, uncomfortable, or causes damage to a sensitive limb.
At Mobility Prosthetics, this scenario can be eliminated with the use of our Computer-Aided Design Software. Once a digital scan has been taken of your limb, your prosthetist can sit down with you and discuss your unique situation and your hopes and expectations for your new prosthesis. Your prosthetist can make any modification with consistency and exact precision. Each modification is recorded so if problems do arise, every step can be reviewed and corrected as needed. Your socket can be created in virtual reality before it is sent to the 3D printer for production.
Have you had a history of problems with prosthetic sockets? Have you had constant pain from wearing your prosthesis? Has it been painful or difficult for you to bend your knee when wearing your prosthesis? Have you dealt with sores and blisters on your limb that just don’t seem to go away? Is it difficult for you to run or achieve the level of activity that you know you are capable of? Mobility Prosthetics has developed a very unique approach to prosthetic socket design that can reduce and, in most cases, eliminate these common problems often experienced in different types of prosthetic knees and limbs.