Prosthetics

A prosthesis replaces a body part that is lost due to injury or illness, or because it was missing at birth.

The purpose of the prosthesis is to function as closely as possible to the body part that has been replaced. This means that it must be able to load and/or transfer force.

Prosthetics may also be relevant for purely aesthetic reasons.

In case of amputation

Sometimes the state of the patients health is so severe that a body part needs to be amputated. Then an individually adapted prosthetic can make a big and positive difference.

The most common cause of leg amputation in Norway is wounds that do not heal due to poor blood circulation. This may be due to diabetes or an acute stop in circulation, among other things. If a body part has been seriously injured in an accident, amputation may be the only solution. Diseases such as cancer can also lead to amputation. Regardless of the cause and which body part is amputated, most people want a prosthesis.

Our orthopedic engineers, lower-limb prosthetics specialists, have extensive experience in producing and fitting prostheses for amputees. We work with all types of prosthetics, both for below the knee- , knee- , femur- and hip protesis.

Whether you're going through an amputation – or have already been amputated – you probably have a lot of questions. You are welcome to contact us and we will assist as best we can with information and support. Sometimes talking to someone in the same situation is good and helpful, and we are happy to help you get in touch with others who have been through an amputation.

Our engineers are also present at several rehabilitation centers specializing in leg amputations, in order to perform adjustments to the prosthesis as the amputation stump matures and the gait pattern improves.

We want to be constantly evolving so that we can always provide you with the best and targeted treatment – and that you, as quickly as possible get the best possible function and correspondingly a good quality of life.

Expertise

Our orthopedic engineers, lower-limb prosthetics specialists, have extensive experience in producing and fitting prostheses for amputees. We work with all types of prosthetics, both for below the knee- , knee- , femur- and hip protesis.

The orthopaedic engineer can measure the prosthesis using various measurement methods. 

If the conditions are right, we use the Direct Socket casting method, where the prosthetic socket is cast directly onto the amputation stump. This technique makes it possible to start prosthetic training immediately after fitting the prosthesis, as measurements and testing take place on the same day. This also means that patients can make fewer trips to and from the clinic for measurement and fitting/testing. 

We also strive to involve you, the patient, in the entire process to deliver the best possible results.

A prosthesis is a mechanical or technical device that shall replace the complete or partial loss of body part of a moving organ. In practice, it often revolves around arm prostheses and bone prostheses.

Arm prostheses

When the prosthesis replaces an important function we can make a conventional prosthesis that is controlled using wire or an electric prosthesis where the movements are controlled by electrodes. If the arm prosthesis is for purely cosmetic reasons we will emphasize making it as life- like as possible, and with the lowest possible weight.

Leg prostheses

This will always be made individually so that it is adapted to your body as well as possible. What the prosthesis should look like and what functions it should have depends on your possibilities and activity level.

If you are amputated below the knee, so that you still have your own knee joint, the prosthesis is attached to your calf. If you are amputated above or at the knee joint, the prosthetic socket will have an artificial knee joint and be attached to the thigh.

Special prostheses

When regular prostesis do not work well enough we can make a special prosthesis. For example, it can be a ski pole prosthesis that must be more flexible than a regular prosthesis, or prosthesis for running and swimming.

If you have not had a prosthesis before, or need a new one that is better adapted to your needs, you are welcome to a consultation with us. We have extensive experience in the development and adaptation of prosthetics and are comited to finding the best solution for you and your needs.

The requisition

We take the basis of the requisition you have received from your specialist doctor, if you have one, and analyze the situation so that together we find the orthosis that is correct based on your needs.

Approved application

After some time, you will be notified whether your application has been approved or rejected.

Financial support

Before we create your solution, we submit an application to NAV for financial support.

Production of your assistive device

Once the application has been approved, it takes a short time to produce your assistive device, depending on how advanced the solution is.