The prosthetics service assesses people who have lost a limb (or limbs) and provides engineering solutions. After completing the analysis, prosthetists design artificial limbs (prostheses) that reproduce the functions and characteristics of the missing limbs. We can also modify existing artificial limbs or individual components within them.
Our team treats patients with:
- congenital limb loss
- limb loss due to:
- vascular disease
Prosthetists are trained in:
- material science
Prosthetists also work closely with physiotherapists and occupational therapists as part of amputee rehabilitation teams.
You must be referred to the prosthetics service by a GP or surgical consultant.
The Amputee Rehabilitation Centre is at Musgrave Park Hospital.
Tel: 028 9504 1747