What you should look for when choosing prosthetic companies for fabrication.
As a physician who works with patients who need custom prosthetics and orthotics, you want to make sure that your patients are in good hands. Choosing the right prosthetic companies can sometimes be a bit tricky because there are many options out there, and you might not be sure which one is the best. Grace Prosthetic Fabrication specializes in prosthetic plates and related prosthetic devices and processes.
Strong Track Record
The best prosthetic companies will always be those that possess a strong track record. This typically starts with how many years they’ve been in business, but that’s only the beginning. It can also be indicated by reviews from medical professionals and patients themselves if the company has direct contact. You want to see that the company is dedicated to providing quality products and doing quality work.
The best prosthetic companies are those that have a solid reputation throughout the industry. Check to see if the business has worked closely with any other prosthetic companies or developed any products themselves that have been used throughout the industry. If the company has a good reputation, then you should definitely feel comfortable working with them.
A trustworthy prosthetic company will always be open to direct communication. In other words, a doctor will be able to pick up the phone and get in touch with either a designer or another representative of the company. Some prosthetic companies will assign a specific contact person for any such communications, though that’s not a requirement for trustworthy service.
Patients rely on the quality of their prosthetic device for everyday functionality. While doing research on a prosthetic company, pay close attention to the quality of the products that they sell. Each of their prosthetics and/or orthotics should be constructed of high-quality materials that the company stands behind 100%.
A Variety of Customization Options
Today’s prosthetics are a lot different than those that were built several decades ago. They can now be designed with a variety of control mechanisms, different types of sockets, a long list of spray skins, and even prosthetics that allow for running or swimming. You should also check for laminating sleeves. These customizable sleeves allow patients to add pretty much any color, style, or design to their prosthetic.
The most reputable prosthetic companies are using modern technology to design and create their prosthetics. For the purposes of design, they’re using CAD/CAM technology that will allow them to create 3D models of prosthetics, prosthetic devices, and plates. These 3D models can easily be manipulated before they’re sent into the manufacturing stage. Once that part’s done, 3D printing and state-of-the-art carvers are used to create the prosthetic itself.
A Well-Designed Website
It might seem a little strange to think that a well-designed website would factor into your decision-making for a prosthetics company, but it definitely does. In fact, any modern company that you decide to do business with needs to prove a certain level of professionalism with a great website. If they just throw something together, it’s hard to believe they’re developing high-quality prosthetics that will last for years. A mediocre site may not be a deal-breaker, but it’s not the best sign.
Contact Grace Prosthetics for Advanced Prosthetics and Orthotics Today
Grace Prosthetics Fabrication delivers custom prosthetics and orthotics across the country. If you have any questions about our products or services, give us a call at (800) 940-5347 today.