The Prosthetic and Orthotic Services designs, fabricates, fits, maintains and repairs a full spectrum of prostheses, orthoses and other devices to assist individual patients in rehabilitation. We work closely with orthopaedic and other medical specialists, physiotherapists and nurses to help promote the highest possible levels of independence and function for patients of all ages and abilities.
What is Prosthetics and Orthotics?
Prosthetics and Orthotics is an allied health service which uses custom-made devices to replace missing body parts, make a part of the body work better or to support weak or impaired joints or muscles.
Application of SUBSTITUES for missing body parts, which augment performance function and appearance.
Application of BRACES to maintain or correct joint alignment, protect joint integrity, improve function and reduce pain and deformity.
- Custom-made Prostheses and Orthoses
- Artificial Limb Rehabilitation Service
- Spinal Brace for Idiopathic Scoliosis
- Pectus Bracing Service
- Conditions We Take Care Of
Custom-made Prostheses and Orthoses
Every situation is unique and each patient has his/her personal set of needs and goals in prosthetic and orthotic care and rehabilitation. Therefore, each prosthesis and orthosis is custom-designed and made to fit the physique and activity level of individual patients after an initial assessment by our prosthetist-orthotist. We provide:
- Functional and cosmetic upper limb prosthesis
- Functional and cosmetic lower limb prosthesis (Image 1)
› Energy response foot with high sport performance
› Computerized control knee unit with an extremely smooth gait pattern
and well adapted to sport playing.
- Lower limb orthoses
› Toe splint
› Insole/arch support (Image 2)
› Ankle-foot orthoses (resting/functional) (Image 3)
- Fracture brace
- Functional knee brace
- Scoliosis brace
- Cervical and spinal orthoses (Image 4)
- Static and dynamic upper limb orthoses (Image 5)
- Other devices
- Mobility aids (e.g. power wheelchair)
- Postural and seating devices
- Rehabilitation adaptation aids
- Maintenance and repair services for prostheses and orthoses are also provided.
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Artificial Limb Rehabilitation Service
We provide one-stop service to patients from Hong Kong, Mainland and overseas. Our service includes pre-operative examination, the operation, post-operative physiotherapy and rehabilitation, and artificial limb (prostheses) design and fitting. The objective is to help patients resume their normal life as soon as possible. Please contact our therapist for details.
Spinal Brace for Idiopathic Scoliosis
In Hong Kong, the number of children suffering from idiopathic scoliosis (curvature of the spine arising spontaneously) is notably common. Treatment should be started once the problem is found to reduce further deformity of the spine. We provide timely and effective orthotic treatment to reshape the spine in order to give optimal results. Please contact our therapist for details.
Pectus Bracing Service
Pectus Carinatum (Pigeon Chest) and Pectus Excavatum are common chest cavity deformities Patients with Pectus Carinatum or Pectus Excavatum have protruded or caved-in sternum and ribs respectively. While most cases are idiopathic, some do arise with other diseases, e.g. scoliosis. Such deformities restrict chest expansion, thereby reducing cardio-respiratory capacity and stamina. In addition to physiologic consequences, pectus deformities may have psychological impact upon children for they prefer not to show their upper bodies during such outdoor activities as swimming and different kinds of ball games. They also tend to feel less of themselves and have much less confidence than others of the same age throughout the adolescence and adulthood.
The Centre provides chest orthosis to patients with pectus deformities for chest reshaping.
Conditions We Take Care Of
- Orthopaedic Disorders
We design and apply suitable prostheses to maximize body functions of the patient. We also work with physiotherapists to manage the rehabilitation programme.
- Fractures, spinal deformities, sports injuries (e.g. sprained ankle, anterior/ posterior cruciate ligament injury), osteoarthritis
Orthoses can maintain or correct the joint alignment, prevent further deformation, protect joint integrity and facilitate recovery. (Image 1, 2 and 3 below)
- Paediatric Disorders
Specially-made arch support/shoe insert repositions the mal-aligned foot to relieve pain and assist growth.
- Clubfoot and deformed foot
Special shoe modifications or orthoses can be applied to accommodate or correct the deformity. (Image 4 below)
- Idiopathic scoliosis
Early application of spinal brace together with physiotherapy gives corrective outcome and reduces further deformity of the spinal structure.
- Cerebral palsy, poliomyelitis
Orthoses can maintain joint alignment, support the weakened joint and promote ambulation.
- Foot and Ankle Disorders
- Diabetic foot
For the management of diabetic foot with poor sensation, insoles are tailor-made using a combination of materials of different thickness, hardness and shock absorption action to reduce the plantar pressure and alleviate pain.
- Heel pain syndrome, plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia
Tailor-made orthopaedic insoles provide support and relieve inflammation and pain.
- Hallux valgus
Continued use of toe splint in the evening and functional orthosis during the day provides comfort and prevents deterioration.
- Neurological Disorders
Stroke, spinal cord injuries, neuromuscular diseases
- Dynamic orthoses support the dropped foot, promote ambulation and balance, and prevent falling.
- Static orthoses relieve joint stiffness and prevent joint deformity resulting from muscle contracture by positioning the joints in their correct alignment. (Image 5 below)
- Suitable power wheelchair is provided after physical assessment.
- Other Conditions
- Rheumatoid arthritis
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Address: 2/F, Central Block
Tel: 2835 8648
Fax: 2892 7518
Clinical Services: 24-hour Outpatient Service | Clinical Centres/Specialties & Services
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