The recent launch of our Prosthetics Division, an On-Site Fabrication and Patient Care Facility; has allowed us to broaden our scope of care throughout the healthcare industry. By utilizing the same approach to customer service and product quality, we will maintain our reputation of professionalism and integrity that we have been known for with our patients, referring physicians and medical institutions for years.
Since quality patient care is paramount at SOS Medical, we are available on a 24 hour basis to assist with any questions or concerns that may arise.
Until now patients had to choose between a great looking prosthesis or a highly functional one. Our Skin Tones system bridges the gap between cosmetics and functionality. SOS Medical provides silicone skin covers for both upper and lower extremity amputees as well as facial prosthetics.
What is the process?
Generally, prosthesis takes three to five visits. In all cases, first there is an evaluation appointment, where we will evaluate qualities such as the range of motion the client has, and whether he or she has worn prosthesis before. Fundamentally, the client has to articulate what he or she expects from prosthesis.
After some discussion with the client about their needs, the second visit will be arranged to take an impression of both the sound side and the affected side, similar to a larger-scale version of what a dentist does to cast a crown. Information will also be gathered for a good color match.
Before the third appointment, we will create a unique sculpture for the client to see and critique. The sculptures form is based on the casts from the client, but also in part on a model casts from volunteers that Steffan Kanuss has created over the years to form a library of possible shapes. In the case of hands, the company has a library of hundreds of examples; the library shape, however, is modified significantly to match the details of the clients anatomy. The sculpture is white and intended to capture essential shape and surface detail.
Once the client approves the sculpture, we are able to produce a silicone rubber prosthesis that is an exact match in form to the sculpture. Then the client returns for a painting session, which is much like sitting for a portrait. Carefully, with a brush (or airbrush) the staff will go over every square centimeter of the piece to make it a clean match. The match has to take into account the dynamic nature of skin color. Finally, the prosthesis color has been well-protected so that over time it does not abrade away in daily life.
After the painting session, we perform the finishing work on the piece that will be finally delivered with any final adjustments in a fifth visit.
SOS Medical will provide you and your family with pre-operative consultation on just what to expect during the upcoming months. We will explain the process of being fit with a new prosthetic, the journey ahead and candid answers to the many questions you are certain to have.
Financial Counseling /
Planning / Insurance Info
Rest is essential in the recovery process and being burdened with an unforeseen medical bill can be unsettling. Therefore, as your health care provider, we handle all of your billing needs; be that in the workers compensation, private insurance, or Medicare sector. If for any reason your insurance does not cover the entire bill and there are out of pocket expenses to incur, you will be notified prior to services rendered and we will be happy to discuss options with you. Payment plans and/or financial counseling are available for all situations.
Patient & Interdisciplinary Follow Up
Proving you with a new prosthesis is not the end of our care — it’s only the beginning. We maintain regular follow-up with you, your doctor, physical therapist, and other health professionals to ensure the best possible results. Our educational clinics, monthly walking clinic in Balboa Park and Community programs are a large part of the rehab process.
Vari-Flex with EVO replicates the functions of the human foot beautifully. Its extra smooth roll-over motion contributes to a more natural, symmetrical gait, which means less fatigue and ultimately less strain on the lower back and sound side of the body.
Proprio Foot &
The powered ankle motion, intelligent terrain adaptation, and natural function of PROPRIO FOOT make it the most life-like prosthetic foot available, giving its users the power to overcome all of life’s obstacles.
The powered ankle motion, intelligent terrain adaptation, and natural function of PROPRIO FOOT make it the most life-like prosthetic foot available, giving its users the power to overcome all of life’s obstacles. The Genium Bionic Prosthetic System is the world’s only microprocessor controlled knee that can anticipate your movements and adapt instantaneously in order to function as close to a natural leg as possible..
The C-Leg microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee started a revolution for above knee amputees. Since 1999, when it was introduced in the US market, more than 40,000 people worldwide have taken advantage of the unparalleled stability offered by the C-Leg. The most clinically evaluated microprocessor knee in history, C-Leg is backed by evidence demonstrating increased efficacy in safety, energy efficiency and cost effectiveness when compared to other prosthetic knees – making this technology the standard of care. C-Leg’s superb stumble recovery and smooth swing activation provides a confident, natural gait. Users can speed up, slow down, take on hills and go down stairs step over step—all with a secure, comfortable stride.