Diabetes affects over 37 million people in the US. While lower-extremity amputation is a relatively rare complication (.6% occurrence rate) caused by diabetes-related peripheral vascular disease, it is still one of the leading reasons for adult amputation.
No matter what the cause, limb loss is a significant event in anyone's life. It may well be the most difficult or traumatic experience they face. And then, they are faced with the long, often trying process of adjusting to a new normal.
When you are confronting limb loss, it can feel overwhelming. How do you adjust? To whom do you turn for help?
Your physicians, therapists, specialists, caregivers, family, and friends can provide immeasurable support: let the Orthopedic Appliance Company be a part of your team as well. We specialize in restoring mobility and independence through the use of artificial limbs.
The mountains in and around Buncombe County are a wonderful place to live. An active city, Asheville has countless hiking trails and mountain biking systems. With outstanding art, culture, and work opportunities, our city is as attractive a place to relocate as it is a difficult place to leave. If you are adjusting to life with a prosthetic device, let us help get you back to the life you enjoy.
Most diabetes-related amputations are of the lower extremities. We work with you throughout the entire prosthesis process. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to prosthetics or orthotics.
Our adult lower extremity prosthetics are developed for you. Working in close collaboration with involved physicians, therapists, other specialists, caregivers, and most importantly, our patient, the skilled Orthopedic Appliance Company practitioner team follows a detailed, proven process to create the best prosthetic solution possible for lower-limb applications.
We perform a comprehensive initial evaluation in order to determine the range of activities for which to develop the device. We then develop an artificial limb unique to your specific needs and are committed to handling each step with the utmost care.
To ensure the best fit possible, we employ CAD/CAM technology to precisely map the patient’s residual limb, then create a total-contact socket that will provide the wearer optimal security and comfort.
We have provided western North Carolina with the highest quality, custom-made adult artificial limbs since 1960. Our board-certified team has the knowledge and experience to make the best and most timely decisions for your lower limb prosthetic device.
If you are ready to know more about Orthopedic Appliance Company, contact us. We have three convenient locations in Asheville, Fletcher, and Hickory, with more to come. We will be happy to join you in your recovery process, meet with your rehabilitation team, and develop the perfect lower limb prosthetic device. We are here to help strengthen and improve your mobility.