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Prosthetics and Orthotics at Sinai Hospital

Limb weakness or limb loss can have devastating effects on essential, everyday function. The multidisciplinary prosthetics and orthotics clinic team at the Sinai Rehabilitation Center can help. Our specialists perform comprehensive assessments and determine an effective course of treatment for addressing loss of mobility and ambulatory function, including the placement of a prosthesis (artificial limb) or orthosis (brace).

Conditions

For over 30 years, the clinic has been staffed by a group of experienced clinicians who treat the following conditions:
  • Arm, leg or foot amputation
  • Stroke
  • Limb deformity
  • Leg length discrepancy
  • Brain injury
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Diabetes
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Pinched nerves in the neck or back
  • Limb with weakness
  • Foot drop

foot painFor those who already have a prosthesis, brace or shoes, the team can also evaluate and provide treatment for:

  • Residual limb pain
  • Phantom pain
  • Foot pain
  • Painful scars
  • Skin irritation or breakdown from the device
  • Numb feet
  • Toe and toenail problems

Our Team

The multidisciplinary team includes:
  • Physiatrist – A physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  • Physical Therapist – A health care professional who assesses and treats pain, wounds and mobility problems.
  • Prosthetist – A health care professional who designs, fits and fabricates artificial limbs (prostheses).
  • Orthotist – A health care professional who designs, fits and fabricates braces (orthoses).

Treatment Plan

Patients can expect their first visit to include a comprehensive consultation with the physiatrist, who will then review the case with appropriate team members to establish a complete, individualized treatment plan. The plan may include:
  • A prescription for a prosthesis, orthosis, shoes, shoe modification or insert
  • A rehabilitation prescription for physical therapy or other therapy as needed
  • Foot care and counseling
  • Medical management of associated symptoms such as pain


To schedule an appointment, please call: 410-601-5597.