What is an orthosis?
An orthosis is a thermoformed plastic device intended to correct a deficiency, making it possible to compensate for a disability or increase the physiological performance of a member. It can be static or dynamic depending on the disorder encountered.
For who ?
To relieve various pathologies and for different therapies:
– immobilization orthoses follow a fracture, a carpal tunnel, a rupture, a ligament sprain. In the context of osteoarthritis, some patients wear one, for example, to rest less stress on the joint.
– dynamic orthoses are prescribed by doctors following a complete section of a tendon or paralysis. For a tendon section, your orthosis aims to avoid any tension on the tendon while in the context of paralysis, it allows you to maintain a certain autonomy by allowing you to have your hand open for example.
How do you make an orthosis?
I offer different hard plastic products supplied by specialized laboratories.
The plastic becomes flexible once immersed in water heated to between 80 ° and 90 ° C. I then place it on the area of the body to shape it to measure: in a few seconds, it dries and hardens. After some adjustments and finishes, you can leave with your orthosis washable with cold water and soap. Hand rehabilitation is then possible. Pricing My diploma in orthotist-orthopedist allows me to provide you with a care sheet which will assure you the reimbursement of all or part of your orthosis (Social Security + Mutual).
The price varies from 20 € for a small orthosis to more than 120 € for a dynamic orthosis. In the context where your orthosis needs a readjustment a few days after its manufacture, do not hesitate to call me: I will proceed to its modification without over-invoicing.
Please note: if you leave your equipment warm (behind the windshield of your car, on a radiator, etc.) and / or if you modify your orthosis yourself by rendering it unusable, you will have to advance the costs of making a new orthosis.
Erwan Motais 06 61 00 40 61.