Healthcare Specialties

Prosthetics and Orthotics

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About the Center for Prosthetic and Orthotic Care

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The Center for Prosthetic and Orthotic Care is the only named center in the Houston Metropolitan area and one of a few dedicated centers in the United States. The center is home to an elite team passionate about providing the highest quality care to individuals with amputation and mobility challenges. We have multiple specialties represented as part of the center, including prosthetists, orthotists, physiatrists, rehab physicians, and engineers. We frequently collaborate with surgeons, physician specialists, and therapists to allow those needing services to have the most complete and coordinated care available in the Houston area and beyond.

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Caring For

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  • Amputees and pre-amputees
  • Amputee athletes
  • Complex cases
  • Individuals with mobility challenges: multiple
  • sclerosis, neurological deficits, and challenges,
  • post-stroke mobility, traumatic brain injury
  • mobilization
  • Orthopedic stabilization
  • Severe instabilities
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Limb salvage and wound care
  • Return to work cases
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Services Provided

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  • Activity specific athletic care
  • Cranial molding
  • Custom orthoses
  • High-end custom orthoses
  • Limb salvage wound care offloading
  • Pre-amputation consultation
  • Targeted muscle reinnervation to manage
  • phantom pain
  • Transfemoral and transtibial prosthetics
  • Upper limb prostheses
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Why Choose Baylor Medicine?

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At Baylor Medicine’s Center for Prosthetic and Orthotic Care, we aren’t limited by any specific technology and treatment. Instead, we have access to and training in virtually all approaches, ensuring care is tailored to patient needs. We believe that great care requires excellent two-way communication and representation of all necessary specialties.

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Multidisciplinary Team

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Instead of a siloed approach to care, you’ll have multiple providers in the room together working to provide evaluation and plan your care. At a minimum, this will include a rehab physician who will coordinate all of the medical aspects of your care, as well as a prosthetist/orthotist who will work together with your physician to provide individualized treatment options. These providers work closely to ensure that the entire team has all of the information they need to solve complex problems.

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Access to the Latest Technology and Research

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Our center specializes in complex cases. We have leading access to the latest technology and research and work with many individuals who have not been successful with other providers. In many cases, we provide orthoses and prostheses that have yet to be released to the general public or are customized beyond what most clinicians can offer.

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When you choose Baylor Medicine’s Center for Prosthetics and Orthotics you’re selecting a team of clinicians who can provide complex transfemoral prosthetics, activity-specific athletic care, upper limb prosthetics, and high-end custom orthoses. Our clinicians utilize the best materials and latest techniques to ensure a high-performance fit and function.

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