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Orthotics & Prosthetics

ORTHOTICS & PROSTHETICS

Abdul Latif Jameel Hospital is pleased to introduce the Department of Orthotics & Prosthetics that offers a wide range of custom-made appliances precisely made and thoroughly reviewed within the specialized team of rehabilitation services. An initial and detailed assessment in the clinic will allow the provision of the best possible prescription by the Rehabilitation physician and team.The initial and final fitting of the prosthesis or orthosis will be tested and often reviewed within the treatment program of the physical and/or occupational therapy department in order for the client to gain strength, endurance, and skills in using the appliance. The department of “Orthotics & Prosthetics” utilizes the most up-to-date techniques, components, and equipment in the available field.

 

Our aim is to make them both functionally and cosmetically acceptable in order to allow the user to be as independent as possible in the activities of daily living.

 

Myoelectrically Controlled Appliances

 

Researchers found that muscle contractions produce a very small current, which is taken by two small sensors placed in the artificial limb. Thus one sensor opens the limb and the other sensor closes it.

 

Our aim is to help each individual to achieve the maximum restoration of the lost function. The quality of our services depends upon the precise fitting of the appropriate device but also the person’s ability to use it successfully in the activities of daily life.

 

As a pioneering facility in the Middle East, Abdul Latif Jameel Hospital is proud of providing comprehensive rehabilitation programs that employ the state of the art in rehabilitation equipment and a highly skilled team of professionals.

 

The Treatment Programs are specialized in:

  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Stroke/Cerebrovascular Accidents
  • Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Hand Therapy
  • Paediatric Rehabilitation
  • Chronic & Psychological Diseases
  • Inpatient, Outpatient, and Daycare programs are provided as appropriate.