Orthotics and Prosthetics
The Orthotics and Prosthetics Department at UW Health offers patients comprehensive orthotics and prosthetics services using a multidisciplinary approach.
We work closely with UW Health therapists and physicians to develop a treatment plan that meets your goals.
UW Health orthotists and prosthetists evaluate, design, fabricate, and fit custom orthoses and prostheses for patients' unique needs. They also provide individualized follow-up care and education. The majority of devices provided to patients are fabricated in the on-site lab.
UW Health facilities and staff are accredited by the American Board for Certification (ABC) in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics. ABC certified individuals must meet stringent educational standards, clinical training and a complete assessment of competency.
In addition to outpatient services, comprehensive inpatient services are provided at University Hospital.
- Lower-extremity orthoses
- Spinal orthoses
- Cranial remolding orthoses
- Walkaide functional electrical stimulation
- Myopro orthosis
- Partial foot and Symes (ankle disarticulation) prostheses
- Below knee (transtibial) prostheses
- Including pin locking, suction socket, and elevated vacuum systems
- Knee disarticulation and above knee (transfemoral) prostheses
- Including C-Leg microprocessor knee technology
- Cosmetic coverings and finishings
- Single and multiple digit (finger) restoration
- Partial hand restoration
- Including custom silicone finishing
- Below elbow (transradial) and above elbow (transhumeral)
- Including passive, mechanical, and myoelectric devices