Step Into Comfort: Exploring Custom Orthotics And Prosthetics

The human being comprises organs, limbs, tissues, muscles, skin, and all the other parts that form what we know as the body. But not all people are identical or made up the same way. And it is precisely the individualities that make each being unique and complete the way they are.

Thinking about it, you may have already known someone who was born without a limb or had to have an extremity amputated for some reason. Accepting loss is not easy, whether due to accident, trauma, tumor, or other reasons. This affects not only the physical but also the psychological aspect of the person.

In these cases, orthopedic prostheses aim to improve self-esteem and quality of life by offering greater autonomy so that these people can carry out their daily activities. This is because the prosthesis is an artificial part whose function is to replace a limb, such as an arm or leg. 

Despite several benefits, many do not use it, whether due to a lack of knowledge, resources, or financial conditions to purchase a prosthesis. But many people don’t know how to purchase free, personalized, custom-made orthopedic prostheses. Keep reading on PrimeCare and find out how!

Accessibility And Inclusion Programs

Acquiring custom custom orthotics and prosthetics for the upper and lower limbs is possible free of charge through the accessibility and inclusion programs of the Unified Health System – SUS and the National Social Security Institute – INSS.

In addition to orthopedic prostheses, the SUS provides vests, insoles, orthopedic shoes, adapted wheelchairs, canes, crutches, walkers, devices that correct hearing disorders, mobility aids (OPM), and other devices for people with disabilities.

The INSS must provide prosthetic devices, orthosis, and mobility aids as the Social Security Benefits Law provides. This occurs when the use of equipment can mitigate the loss or reduction of functional capacity or even if necessary for social and professional qualification and rehabilitation. Social Security contributors can request for themselves or their dependents.

Customized And Made-To-Measure Orthopedic Prostheses

The orthopedic prostheses offered by both the SUS and the INSS are personalized and made to measure. To this end, measurement tests and assessments of each person’s needs are carried out to adapt the equipment. 

The person can even choose the aesthetic finish of their prosthesis, which will be part of their identity and a reflection of their personality. Among the materials available for finishing are foam, socks, or even confetti cover for lower limbs, recognized for its innovative design.