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Prosthetics

Pieter M Botha Orthotist & Prosthetist provides the following Prosthetic services:  Above Knee Prosthetics (Trans-femoral Prosthetics), Below Knee Prosthetics (Trans-tibial Prosthetics), Through Knee Prosthetics (Knee Disarticulations Prosthetics), Through Hip Prosthetics (Hip Disarticulations Prosthetics), Prosthetic Feet and Upper Limb Prosthetics.

Artificial limbs are typically manufactured using the following steps:

  1. Measurement of the stump.
  2. Measurement of the body to determine the size required for the artificial limb.
  3. Fitting of a silicone liner.
  4. Creation of a model of the liner worn over the stump.
  5. Formation of the termoplastic sheet around the model � this is then used to test the fit of the prosthetic.
  6. Formation of permanent socket.
  7. Formation of plastic parts of the artificial limb � different methods are used, including. vacuum forming and injection molding.
  8. Creation of metal parts of the artificial limb using die casting.
  9. Assembly of entire limb.

Above Knee Prosthetics / Trans-femoral Prosthetics Pieter M Botha Orthotist & Prosthetist provides a wide range of prosthetic knees for Trans-femoral Amputees:  C-Leg® Technology like the C-Leg® The Standard of Care Prosthetic

Below Knee Prosthetics / Trans-tibial Prosthetics Pieter M Botha Orthotist & Prosthetist provides Below Knee Prosthetics / Trans-tibial Prosthetics for Trans-tibial Amputees.  Prosthetic Liners are used as an interface betw

Through Knee Prostheses / Knee Disarticulations Prosthetics Pieter M Botha Orthotist & Prosthetist provides Through Knee Prostheses / Knee Disarticulations Prosthetics for amputees that had an amputation through the knee, disarticulati

Through Hip Prostheses / Hip Disarticulations Prosthetics Pieter M Botha Orthotist & Prosthetist provides Through Hip Prostheses / Hip Disarticulations with the Helix3D Hip Joint System manufactured by Otto Bock.  The Helix3D Hip Jo

Prosthetic Feet Overview Pieter M Botha Orthotist & Prosthetist provides a wide range of prosthetic feet for amputees - there is a foot available to fit nearly every patient need.  The Carbon Fiber Feet, Dynamic Feet, Adjust Foot, SAC

Upper Limb Prosthetics Pieter M Botha Orthotist & Prosthetist provides a wide range of Upper Limb Prosthetics for amputees:  Cosmetic Arm Prostheses; Myoelectric Arm Prostheses like the DynamicArm, Elbow-Forearm ErgoArm® and the Myo