Healthcare Professionals

We Are Here to Help

Healthcare Providers are facing formidable challenges. They include such items as: increased federal regulations; redefined healthcare insurance; continued cost pressures; new patient demands; implementation of electronic medical records systems; and the development of “accountable care organizations” just to name a few. If we couple those with the continued need to stay current in our areas of specialization, our ability to serve our patients becomes increasingly problematic.

Partnering With Us

At Green Prosthetics & Orthotics we understand healthcare and its challenges. Our belief is that the solutions to many of the issues we face have their basis in teamwork and collaboration. We are dedicated to partnering with you as the healthcare industry continues to transform. When you choose to team with Green Prosthetics & Orthotics you are working with certified practitioners and a fully accredited facility that utilizes advanced computer design capabilities and provides custom casting, molding, and lathing services. We have been in business for 70 years and meet the high standards as set forth by the American Board of Certification for Orthotics and Prosthetics.

Co-ordination of Care
for Limb-Loss

Surgery, recovery, and rehabilitation, along with learning to live with the loss of a limb involves doctors, nurses, therapists, prosthetists, orthotists, and most importantly the patient and their personal support group. If healthcare professionals, even with the best of intensions, choose to function independently, the patient’s chances of achieving the most successful outcome can be compromised. At Green Prosthetics we will collaborate with you to ensure that our specialized skills and clinical experience are always shared. We believe that type of teamwork is essential.

In-Service Presentations

Almost everyone’s life is much busier these days. While email, text messaging, and twitter can help us stay connected –it can also limit effective communications.

To offset the non-verbal shortcomings Green Prosthetics & Orthotics frequently provides in-service presentations and product demonstrations. These sessions enable cross functional information sharing and have been well received by our professional healthcare partners.

During these informal seminars our certified prosthetists, orthotists, and fitters discuss the ever-expanding array of adaptive prosthetic & orthotic options including their prescription considerations.

This information provides those that attend with the opportunity to expand their clinical knowledge of the services we provide.

Often times the referring healthcare professional is the patient’s initial gateway to a long term commitment to a new way of life. Staying current with new products and technologies is helpful in providing an amputee with the best medical outcome and ultimate ability to live life to the fullest.

These in-service presentations are provided at no cost, and can be scheduled during office hours which our convenient to you. They last approximately 45 minutes and we will gladly provide lunch.

For questions or to schedule an in-service at your location please contact us.

Consulting Service

With respect to an amputation, one of the areas of concern for achieving the most successful outcome is determining the most effective type. Examples include: Above-the-Knee; Below-the-Knee; Above-the-Elbow; Below-the-Elbow; and Knee, Hip, or Shoulder Disarticulations. The approach selected often times is critical in being able to achieve the optimal residual limb configuration, skin integrity, and scar tissue. These factors all contribute to the proper fitting of an appropriate prosthesis.

At Green Prosthetics & Orthotics our practitioners offer free consultation services to surgeons before they operate.

Our consulting is designed to discuss alternatives to ensure that the patient’s ability to accommodate their life style, vocation, hobbies, and expectations, is maximized. This is done through determining the best location for the amputation and the optimum conditions of the residual limb in context with the physical demands of the patient’s daily life.

In addition, healthcare professionals may also “refer their patients” to Green Prosthetics & Orthotics also before surgery. While we document many of the phases of care (see Milestones – Physical & Emotional Recovery) in the Patient Experience Section of this Website) it is often times very beneficial for patients to talk directly about their concerns. This is especially true when they have time to consider the ramifications of an upcoming surgery.

Sharing wisdom an insight before surgery can help patients adjust to living life with limb loss — not by merely coping — but by overcoming.