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RIWC_PARA_A168 modern prosthetics – an interdisciplinary approach the user's perspective

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RIWC_PARA_A168 modern prosthetics – an interdisciplinary approach the user's perspective

  1. 1. A Limbless Life From the unique perspective of a service user and provider
  2. 2. Todays Talk • My amputation • My personal experience as a limb user • How my experience has affected and informed my work
  3. 3. Fibular Hemimelia • Fibular hemimelia is a birth defect where part or all the fibular bone is missing • Limb length discrepancy • Foot and ankle deformities • Knee deformity • Deficient cruciate ligaments of the knee • Unknown cause
  4. 4. Syme’s Amputation www.google.com
  5. 5. My First Prosthesis www.google.com
  6. 6. My Latest Prosthesis
  7. 7. Growin up www.google.com
  8. 8. Pics as a child
  9. 9. Childhood Stress The Effects of Childhood Stress on Health Across the Lifespan Authors: Jennifer S. Middlebrooks, M.S.W., M.P.H.Natalie C. Audage, M.P.H. •Positive stress •Tolerable stress •Toxic stress www.google.com
  10. 10. Prosthetics and Orthotics www.google.com
  11. 11. The Prosthetist • Assessing a patient's needs before they have an artificial limb fitted • Taking measurements and a plaster cast or using computer modelling to produce a design of the prostheses • Explaining a finished design to a technician, who will produce the final product • Carrying out follow-up checks with patients to see how they are coping with their device • Making sure the limb is functioning properly, and is comfortable • Carrying out adjustments or repairs if needed www.google.com
  12. 12. The Multi- disciplinary Team  6 Prosthetists  8 prosthetic technicians  3 physiotherapists  2 nurses  1 occupational therapist  2 extended scope practitioners (in place of a consultant)  1 NHS clinical lead  1 psychologist (one day per week)
  13. 13. The Patient www.google.com
  14. 14. Thank You

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