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Prosthetist and Limb Care Providers Podcast

3D Prosthetic Podcast Brent Wright, ABC-certified Prosthetist

December 22nd, 2023|

If you are in the mood to learn about prosthetics, 3D printing, and helping others worldwide, listen to this episode of the We're Nor Stumped podcast. This episode features Brent Wright. He's from Raleigh, NC, is as an ABC-certified prosthetist and BOC-certified orthotist at Eastpoint Prosthetics and Orthotics. His journey in this field began

We’re not Stumped Prosthetic Podcast Season 2 Episode 13 with Levin Sliker of Point Designs, LLC

July 27th, 2023|

In this episode of the We're not Stumped podcast, my guest is Dr. Levin Sliker. Dr. Sliker is Co-founder & CEO of Point Designs, an organization that specializes in finger/thumb prosthetics. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. Point Designs was founded by researchers in the

About Prosthetist and Limb Care Providers

A prosthetic provider, often referred to as a prosthetist or prosthetic practitioner, is a healthcare professional who specializes in the design, fabrication, fitting, and maintenance of prosthetic limbs and devices. These specialists work with individuals who have undergone limb amputations or were born with limb differences (congenital limb loss) to help them regain mobility and improve their quality of life.

The role of a prosthetic provider includes:

  1. Assessment: They assess the patient’s specific needs, medical history, and physical condition to determine the most appropriate prosthetic solution.
  2. Design: Prosthetic providers design custom prosthetic limbs or devices tailored to the individual’s unique anatomical and functional requirements.
  3. Fabrication: They oversee the construction of the prosthetic limb, often working closely with prosthetic technicians and manufacturers to ensure precise fit and functionality.
  4. Fitting: Prosthetists fit the prosthetic limb on the patient, making necessary adjustments to ensure comfort, functionality, and proper alignment.
  5. Training and Rehabilitation: They provide guidance and training to patients on how to use and care for their prosthetic limb. Rehabilitation may also involve helping patients regain strength, balance, and mobility with their new prosthetic.
  6. Follow-up Care: Prosthetic providers offer ongoing follow-up care and maintenance to ensure that the prosthetic limb remains in good condition and functions optimally. They may make adjustments or repairs as needed.
  7. Education: They educate patients and their families about the prosthetic options available, the benefits, and limitations of different devices, and how to maintain their prosthetic limb.

Prosthetic providers play a crucial role in helping individuals with limb loss or limb differences regain their independence and improve their overall quality of life. Their expertise and dedication contribute to the successful adaptation and integration of prosthetic technology into the lives of their patients.

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