The prosthetics division of De La Torre Orthotics and Prosthetics is well known for attention to detail and exceptional care for every prosthetics patient. We understand that each patient is unique. Our team has years of experience and are equipped to handle challenges and special needs. De La Torre has been on the fore front in the Tri-State area (Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia) of introducing new developments in the ever advancing field of prosthetics.
The Anaplastology team works with patients who require life-like,silicone restorations for fingers, hands and feet. [Anaplastology] We interact with our patients in multiple medical environments – not exclusive to – hospitals, rehab-centers, doctors offices and our own clinical offices.
Your prosthetic need begins with your amputation. A De La Torre Prosthetics representative may deliver post amputation supplies and educational materials to you in the hospital. Your surgeon may refer you to us during a follow up visit. If you are discharged to a rehab facility or referred to an amputee clinic, you will be connected with us at that point in the process.
Your doctor, prosthetist and physical therapist will work together, or independently, to evaluate when you are ready to be casted for your prosthesis. A typical amputation heals within 6 weeks of after surgery, but some patients need more time.
Our prosthetist and technicians will use a cast of your residual limb to make a temporary socket to begin the fit and assessment process. You will also be able to start your Rehabilitation.
K Level Assessment:
This is a scale that describes your current and potential activity level. Your doctor, prosthestist and physical therapist will all help to establish your K level. This helps determine the optimal components for your prosthesis.
Our staff will always be upfront and honest with you regarding your insurance coverage.
Throughout your rehabilitation, your feedback is essential in making necessary adjustments and your permanent socket.
Regular Check ups/Amputee Clinic:
New amputees go through many changes the first year they are wearing a prosthesis, you will want to attend an Amputee Clinic regularly to meet all your needs and maintain your prosthesis