At NY Rehab, we use a dynamic fitting process which incorporates the latest 3D technology along with meticulous oversight and personalized care from our experts. Our sophisticated computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) systems make getting a customized prosthetic device simple and accurate for our patients
Step 1: Initial Consultation
During this first meeting, we’ll talk to you about your needs and lifestyle to find out more about your:
Circumstances and condition
Body type and skin tone
We’ll then use this information to point out your options and help you determine your best choice for a prosthesis. Our prosthetists will also answer your questions and explain in detail what you can expect as you move forward in our process.
Step 3: Impression Consultation
In this phase, our prosthetists will use cutting-edge CAD/CAM software and 3D laser scans to create a digital impression of your limb. Far more accurate than plaster casting and impressions, digital impressions are accurate to within 1/10th of a millimeter.
With this impression, we will then design your custom prosthesis and develop it using a patent-pending, industry-leading 3D printer.
Step 5: Final Fitting
After you have had some time with the prosthesis, you’ll come back for the final fitting. During this appointment, we’ll see if any final adjustments need to be made, based on your weight, your experience with the prosthesis, and other factors.
Depending on your physical condition and your insurance provider, we will then:
Refer you to physical therapy (onsite or off-site, depending on your location)
Cosmetically finish the prosthesis, scanning your remaining limb and creating a custom 3D print that matches the rest of your limb
Follow-up with you every three months to see if you need any adjustments to accommodate weight changes or improve your comfort levels
Step 2: Approval
The next step is to get your physician and insurance company to approve the prosthesis. This usually involves getting your physician to sign off on the proper documentation first to affirm the medical need for the prosthesis.
Once that’s done, the signed documentation will be submitted to the insurer for review and approval.
Step 4: Diagnostic
After your prosthesis has been fabricated, you’ll return for the fitting appointment, at which time you’ll try on the prosthesis to see if it’s a good fit or if any adjustments are needed. At this stage, the prosthetic will be acrylic and transparent so you can see exactly how it fits.
If adjustments are needed, our prosthetists will make them, and you’ll return for a second diagnostic fitting to assure the prosthesis fits as it should.
Once your prosthetic fits right, regardless of whether that’s after a first or subsequent fitting appointment, you’ll take it home.