Prosthetic Devices in 11706 Zip Code
Prosthetic Device Terminology
Prosthetic devices are units that are used as replacements for absent or non-functioning parts of the body. Those who have suffered from loss of an extremity from an accident or surgical amputation, or have limited use of their legs or torso are often fitted for prosthetic or orthotic devices. The following list of terms might help you to understand the various types of prosthetic devices:

Orthotics: The medical practice of measuring, designing and custom fitting braces in order to correct a damaged or deformed limb or spine.

Orthosis: A custom designed mechanism that is used to support and straighten the spine or a limb that is not functioning. Orthotics also aid in recovery.

Ocular: Relating to the eyes or eyesight. Ocular prosthetics, or artificial eyes, replace natural eyes after their removal due to disease or injury.

Myoelectric Prosthesis: A device that uses electrodes to deliver signals from contracting muscles in order to produce controlled movement of the prosthesis. Such movements are the flexing of the elbow, rotation of the wrist or opening and closing of the hand.

Bionic: The study of biological functions for the purpose of implementing their characteristics in machines or robotics.

Alignment: The fitting and positioning of a prosthetic foot to the socket for optimum comfort and mobility.

Definitive Prosthesis: The final, custom fitted prosthetic device for a patient after healing and residual changes in size have ceased.

Pedorthics: The design, fabrication and fitting of custom orthoses specifically for feet. Pedorthic devices alleviate pain and assist in recovery of foot disorders due to overuse, injury, disease and congenital conditions.

517 Route 111
Hauppauge, NY 11788
47 Heisser Ln
Farmingdale, NY 11735
14 Skylark Rd
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
2500 Nesconset Hwy
Stony Brook, NY 11790
27 E Main St
Patchogue, NY 11772
930 Woodbury Rd
Woodbury, NY 11797
9 Technology Dr
East Setauket, NY 11733
132 Newbridge Rd
Hicksville, NY 11801
15 Railroad Ave
Syosset, NY 11791
116 Oakland Ave
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
2545 Hempstead Tpke Ste 305
East Meadow, NY 11554
294 W Merrick Rd
Freeport, NY 11520
5 Railroad Ave
Glen Head, NY 11545
12 Addison Pl
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
354 Hempstead Ave Ste 102
West Hempstead, NY 11552
125 Franklin Ave
Valley Stream, NY 11580
425 Central Ave
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
21441 42nd Ave Ste 4A
Bayside, NY 11361
191 Bennett St
Bridgeport, CT 06605
518 E Main St
Riverhead, NY 11901
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