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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Prosthetics (Definition)

Prosthetics replace a part of the body. A prosthesis is the name of the device. For example, a prosthetic leg replaces a lost leg. Artificial legs or arms are common examples. Prosthetic teeth are also common. On occasion the device used for a joint replacement (new knee for example) is referred to as ...Read more


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Any tips when looking for discount prosthetic foot?

Any tips when looking for discount prosthetic foot?

V.A.?: Our vet's from war are often afflicted with this injury.Inquire at close va facility. ...Read more

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Any tips on dealing with a pediatric prosthetic foot?

Any tips on dealing with a pediatric prosthetic foot?

Outgrowth: Anticipate having to replace the prosthesis in a child at least annually up to the age of about 12-14 in girls, 14-16 in boys. The younger the child, the more often the prosthesis will require resizing. This can be quite expensive and so if possible, get a detachable foot plate, which may be used for a couple of boot stump changes. ...Read more

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Can a prosthetic foot bend and arch like a normal foot?

Can a prosthetic foot bend and arch like a normal foot?

?: I have not seen one yet that does. With the technology we have today, i would not be surprised but no I have not seen one like this. ...Read more

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How do I convert normal shoes size to prosthetic foot size?

How do I convert normal shoes size to prosthetic foot size?

Measure: This is still the best way to get good results. Even better, the the shoe on the prosthesis. See a podiatrist or a certified pedorthist to aid you in this search. ...Read more

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Can a prosthetic foot bend into a shoe like a normal foot can?

Can a prosthetic foot bend into a shoe like a normal foot can?

Depends on Design: There are a number of commecially available prosthetic foot designs. Generally speaking, the ones that are more flexible are considerably more expensive. The low end designs are quite basic, simple foot shaped lasts that have a slight "roll" built in to them. Higher end foot prostheses may have joint movements very similar to a human foot. ...Read more

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Can I swim in a pool with my prosthetic foot on?

Can I swim in a pool with my prosthetic foot on?

Who dispensed it?: There are many different types of prosthetic feet. I would ask the question to whomever dispensed it to you - they should know. These devices are super expensive you would not want to ruin it via rust or some other way. ...Read more

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I have flat feet that won't allow me to be in heels to long or flip flops without me feeling like i'm walking on concrete, insoles don't work?

I have flat feet that won't allow me to be in heels to long or flip flops without me feeling like i'm walking on concrete, insoles don't work?

Sore feet oh my!: I think time to see a podiatrist (foot doctor) that being said i wouldn't be surprised if a good acupuncturist could give you at least some temporary relief. ...Read more

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Is there financial help available for people in need of prosthetic feet?

Is there financial help available  for people in need of prosthetic feet?

Insurance: Most insurances cover prosthetics. Go to your medical assitance office and apply iof you can't afford any insurance. Also contact your local state rep if you can't get medical assistance. ...Read more

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