At De La Torre Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc., our patients are the priority. We take a hands-on, team approach to prosthetic care by working with each individual patient and their doctor in order to produce optimal amputee lifestyle outcomes. We believe prosthetic care begins with the socket design. Without a proper fitting socket, both the functionality of a prosthesis and the well-being of the patient are compromised. We are dedicated to providing quality prosthetic devices, proper fitting sockets, and access to emerging technologies to meet our patients’ lifestyle needs and objectives.
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 cast 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