The Queen Alexandra Orthotics, Prosthetics and Seating centre specializes in both paediatric and adult prosthetics. Designing, fitting, and fabricating artificial limbs, or prostheses, is part art and part science. We custom-build our prosthetics to perfectly fit the functional and aesthetic needs of clients who are missing limbs or other body parts.
A team of certified prosthetists, registered orthotic/prosthetic technicians, and physicians collaborate to deliver comprehensive care to our patients.
Typically patients are referred to our centre by a physiatrist or surgeon through an amputee clinic (such as the Adult Amputee Clinics at Royal Jubilee Hospital or the Paediatric Clinic at the Pearkes Building). First, a certified prosthetist will conduct a complete assessment of the patient's needs. Then the prosthetist, in partnership with the prosthetic team, makes recommendations and initiates the process of designing and fabricating an appropriate prosthetic device. Education, assured fitting, rehabilitation, and follow-up procedures are part of our centre's successful prosthetic process.
Today, prostheses built at our centre have an impressive range of function and adaptability. Energy-storing artificial feet and legs allow people to walk, run, and jump. Sockets can be refined until the fit perfectly matches an individual's physical needs.
- partial foot
- Symes-type prostheses
- trans-tibia prostheses
- trans-femoral prostheses
- knee disarticulation prostheses
- hip disarticulation prostheses
- myoelectric upper limb
- partial hand
- wrist disarticulation
- transradial prosthetic
- elbow disarticulation
- shoulder disarticulation
- forequarter prostheses
- soft goods
The above is a list of our most frequent services. If you need a prosthesis not listed, please do contact us. We have specialized expertise and in-house manufacturing facilities for all kinds of custom devices. And we are more than willing to work with you to meet your specific needs.
Prosthetic products such as stump socks are dispensed at our facility and can be ordered by phone and mailed to you.