Achieving the Perfect Balance Prosthesis: The Process
When I provide custom-made devices, it is important to understand that this is a highly complicated process. Meticulous measurements must be taken and molds must be made in order to provide us with the basis for your custom work. Excellent cooperation and communication between you, the patient, and me, the prosthetist, is crucial for a successful outcome.
Sometimes several fittings are required to ensure that you receive the most comfortable, supportive and lightweight device. Patience is the key, and understanding this is helpful to all of us. At our first meeting, I will explain each step of the process to you and answer all your questions thoroughly. I am here to help you complete your rehabilitative experience with us in the most supportive, empathetic and compassionate way possible.
I also understand that when a new client comes to me for an artificial limb, the client’s family or friends may be involved, because they have a sincere interest in their loved one’s medical problems. I am very sensitive to that fact and am always happy to include everyone in the process. Never hesitate to talk to me about any of your concerns as I fit and fabricate your prosthesis – my staff and I are sincerely here for you!
In an effort to ensure my patients have a greater understanding of their situation, every new patient will receive a signed copy of my book, “It’s Just A Matter Of Balance: You Can’t Put A Straight Leg on A Crooked Man.” I believe this helps significantly with continuing patient education.
Kevin S. Garrison, C.P., L.P./Author