Advancements in prosthetic technology are transforming the way we restore not just visual symmetry but also biomechanical functionality. At Functional Restorations, we understand that achieving the perfect fit in a custom silicone partial foot prosthesis goes beyond visual restoration. In this blog, we delve into the significance of ensuring an optimal fit through the use of diagnostic sockets, the integration of orthopedic corrections, and the biomechanical considerations that shape our approach.
The Role of Diagnostic Sockets
A diagnostic socket serves as the foundation for creating a customized silicone partial foot prosthesis. This crucial step involves evaluating not only the visual symmetry but also the functional aspects such as fit, ankle alignment, and energy return. At Functional Restorations, our commitment to precision starts at this stage, where we carefully assess the biomechanics of the patient to ensure a seamless integration with their unique gait requirements.
Integrating Orthopedic Corrections
Our focus extends to integrating orthopedic corrections into the prosthetic design. This innovative approach addresses not only the appearance of the prosthesis but also supports the patient in achieving improved alignment, balance, and overall functionality. By considering the orthopedic needs of each individual, we enhance the overall effectiveness and comfort of the prosthetic device.
The Finishing Touch
Once proper fit and function are achieved at the diagnostic socket stage, we progress to the finishing stage. Depending on the desired level of realism, this could involve a single pigment color match or the meticulous hand sculpture and painting of an extremely realistic final prosthesis. Our attention to detail ensures that the prosthesis meets the functional and emotional needs of the user.
Functional Restorations LLC offers custom silicone and 3D printed prosthetic restoration to individuals with anatomical loss, or deficiency, of the hands, feet, breast, and face. With decades of experience, we combine digital design, orthopedic know-how, and anaplastology to create each prosthesis we design.
1200 Broad Street, Suite 108
Durham, NC 27705
By Appointment Only
Phone: (919) 802-8020
Fax: (919) 251-9275
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