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about prosthetics

Medical orthotists & prosthetists (MOPs) are concerned with the design, manufacturing and fitting of splints, braces, surgical appliances (orthotics) and artificial limbs (prosthetics). MOPs are members of the rehabilitation team who help those who require orthopaedic support. Once qualified, medical orthotists & prosthetists register with the Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Prosthetics can be defined as artificial limbs or silicone prostheses that replace a limb or other body part after amputation or congenital absence.

PROSTHETICS CATEGORIES

  • Lower extremity limb
  • Upper extremity limb
  • Silicone prosthetics

An above knee prosthesis with an off the shelf cosmetic foam cover

A below knee prosthesis with cosmetic cover over the foot

A through knee prosthesis with cosmetic cover over lower leg section

A through knee prosthesis with cosmetic cover over lower leg section

Above elbow prosthesis, electronic elbow joint and multi-articulating hand

A below elbow prosthesis with a multi-articulating hand

A partial hand prosthesis with electronic digits (fingers)

A below elbow prosthesis with a mechanical / cable controlled hand

A silicone partial foot prosthesis

A silicone partial hand prosthesis

A silicone toe prosthesis – silicone cuff including two toes

A silicone finger prosthesis