Prosthetics

Prosthetics: Artificial Limbs

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Reichert Prosthetics Orthotics (RPO) offers a full range of services, utilizing the latest prosthetic technology. Patients can be seen at one of three RPO locations (Racine, WI, Kenosha, WI or Gurnee, IL), in the hospital or nursing home, or in their own home. The RPO practitioners maintain ongoing contact with a patient’s prescribing physician or physical therapist to assure optimal results and ongoing communication.

Reichert Prosthetics Orthotics offers prosthetic services such as: upper and lower extremity prostheses, partial foot and hand prostheses, myoelectric upper extremity prostheses, Harmony vacuum assisted suction socket, Micro Processor controlled prosthetic knees, (C-leg, RHEO, BiOM, Symbionic, Plié), and computer-aided design (CAD).


Upper Limb Prostheses

Upper limb prostheses can be applied anywhere from the transradial aka BE (below elbow prosthesis), transhumeral aka AE (above elbow prosthesis), shoulder disarticulation.


Lower Limb Prostheses

Lower extremity prosthetics (artificial limbs) located at the hip level or lower. The two main subcategories of lower extremity prosthetic devices are trans-tibial aka BK (amputation transecting the tibia bone or a congenital anomaly) and transfemoral aka AK (any amputation transecting the femur bone or a congenital anomaly).


Suspension Systems

The appropriate suspension system results in a safe and well functioning lower extremity prosthesis. Residual limb length, joint ligament stability, and limb volume determine suspension methods in regard to activity level, dexterity, success of previous suspension, and cosmetic requirements.