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Studies estimate that 80% of amputees suffer from phantom limb pain. While phantom limb pain is most commonly experienced following the amputation of an arm or a leg, it can occur with any limb amputation. Phantom limb pain has been notoriously difficult to treat with therapy, as no one solution works for every amputee and even those who experience relief with medication run the risk of addiction. Fortunately, new technologies for treating and managing this pain have been promising, such as those that help patients to reduce their phantom limb pain with a prosthesis.
Millions of individuals in the United States can and do suffer from chronic or post-surgical foot pain. While ready-made footwear can be modified to accommodate some issues, such as hammer toes or feet that differ in size and shape, pedorthists agree that long-term and more complex foot deformities and disease-induced conditions are best accommodated with quality custom orthopedic shoes. The staff at Horton’s Orthotics & Prosthetics is licensed and certified to fill a doctor’s prescription for a custom-fitted and fabricated orthopedic shoe that fits your needs.
For individuals who need better control of their walking ability, the stance control orthotic knee joint (SCOKJ) is an innovative and versatile option. It specifically relieves the issues experienced with more traditional joint orthoses by those who have muscle weakness, polio, multiple sclerosis, paralysis, or other conditions affecting leg strength. Spearheaded by Gary Horton, founder of Horton Orthotics & Prosthetics, this knee joint was developed in cooperation with NASA in order to simplify the device for patient use while utilizing the highest quality technology. The joint continuously adapts to how a user is walking, making it a great choice for individuals who desire a more natural way to move through life.
After undergoing surgery or other breast cancer treatments, you may develop lymphedema. Many breast cancer patients are not made completely aware that lymphedema is a possible complication of their procedure, and it can take years before symptoms arise. Although lymphedema is an irreversible condition, it can be managed with the proper treatment if you know how to recognize it.
If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, your treatment can include radiation therapy, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, medication, targeted therapy, and surgery. If your oncologist recommends surgery, options can range from a lumpectomy to a full mastectomy of one or both breasts.
In the past few decades, the world of sports prosthetics for athletes has realized technological advancements that have allowed artificial body parts to become increasingly refined and targeted for high-level competition. From the rudimentary attempts at large-movement limbs through early research in the field to the pinpoint accuracy of advanced prosthetics for eyes, fingers and more, these modern innovations are making rivals out of the machines seen in sci-fi movies. Advanced sports prosthetics are enabling today’s top athletes to not only participate in their chosen sport, but to excel on an international level as well.
Scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, affects 3-4% percent of all children in different variations of severity. The goal of an orthotic clinician is to help the patient avoid surgery by providing treatment that’s both effective and non-invasive, to keep the individual active and not hinder their childhood. The key to warding off surgery and the associated recovery period is utilizing a spinal orthosis as recommended by the treating physician and orthotist.
Of the 9.3% of adults in the United States that have diabetes, it’s estimated that 2.5% also experience ulcerations of their lower extremities, particularly on their feet. It is not uncommon for ulcerations on your feet to become infected, as our feet are routinely exposed to a wide range of bacteria in our everyday environment. Infection often leads to further health complications, and puts the patient at increased risk of developing serious comorbidities, partial foot amputations, and even complete limb loss. For this reason, proper diabetic footwear, or pedorthic treatment, is critical in diabetic foot ulcer treatment. Specialized footwear is easy to implement and is geared toward keeping patients strong, active, and mobile while also helping to heal and prevent further foot ulcer formation.
When we first met Allison, she was actually a patient! She has come a long way since then, and we are so glad she discovered her passion for the field of orthotics and prosthetics. Her career choices have always been inspired by her deep concern for others, and we’re happy to shine a much-deserved spotlight on her life and career thus far.
According to the American Cancer Society, 232,570 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in 2014. After receiving a cancer diagnosis and making the decision to move forward with a mastectomy, what you’re going to do after surgery is often the last thing on your mind.
However, knowing the available options and being able to make an informed choice assists many women in making a decision. A post mastectomy breast prosthesis custom fitted by a professional is a great solution for restoring symmetry, balance, and confidence.
Whether your summer travel destination is somewhere temperate and urban, or humid and exotic, you need know how to travel with your prosthetic or orthotic device. Changes in climate and routine can lead to unexpected complications and affect the success of your vacation. Swelling from exercise or sun exposure, sweat from heat and humidity, and other travel-related factors may cause discomfort if you aren’t prepared. These tips will help you get ready for your trip, and show you to deal with transportation and accommodations along the way.
Our team of certified orthotists can custom fit and fabricate a range of orthotic devices to support your joints and muscles.
Our expert prosthetists can custom design and fabricate prostheses that fit any patient’s specific needs for each stage of life, plus unique options for a variety of sports activities.
Our pedorthists can design and fit custom foot orthotics to treat your chronic foot or ankle problems.
We can design and provide pediatric orthotic and prosthetic devices that treat conditions specifically for children.
We provide pre-fabricated and individually-fitted post-mastectomy items like breast forms, bras, and camisoles to meet your needs after breast cancer surgery.
We provide a full range of compression garments that are extremely beneficial in the treatment of lymphedema.
We released the stance control orthotic knee joint (SCOKJ), a type of stance control orthosis, in 2001 to allow for a more natural knee stance and easier movement.