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3D Printing: As Good As It Gets?

One of the questions the staff at Kawartha Prosthetics & Orthotics face most frequently surrounds the mystery of 3D Printing. Many of our clients wonder why we do not 3D print their prosthetic limbs, given that the media presents this process as being cheap, quick, and effective.  We saw the need for further explanation into this... View Article

Below Knee Vacuum Casting

Certified Prosthetist Bryn Jones, C.P.O. (c)  talks about the technique of vacuum casting for below knee amputees: The technique of casting a trans tibial residual limb is not new, but it is something that the prosthetists at KPO have recently started to use with excellent results. The staff at NPO consistently explores new ways of... View Article

Prosthesis and Brace Fitting Procedures

Many of our clients are interested in knowing the process that is involved when they are being fitted for a prosthetic or brace device. Below is an outline of these two processes. WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR BEING FIT WITH A PROSTHESIS? Following an amputation (and healing from the surgery): Physician will refer to an... View Article

Developmental Plagiocephaly

One topic that is of interest to the staff at Kawartha Prosthetics & Orthotics is Developmental Plagiocephaly. Developmental Plagiocephaly, which has been defined by Dulcey Lima as an asymmetry in the shape, cranial vault or height of the baby’s skull or a disproportionate relationship of the width to the length of the skull, with accompanying abornal... View Article

A New Chapter

Welcome to the Niagara Prosthetics & Orthotics blog! Here you can find updates on what is new and exciting at Niagara Prosthetics & Orthotics, as well as updates on what is happening in the world of biomechanics. Niagara Prosthetics & Orthotics is located at 547 Glenridge Avenue, St.Catharines ON L2T 4C2 Add us on Facebook... View Article