Lifeforce aims to help individuals achieve better quality of life and increase their independence. We listen, care, understand, access and advise your needs and goals accordingly. With more than 25 years of experience, our Chief Prosthetist and Orthotist heads our clinical team and technicians to ensure the quality of our production and our service standard. At times, our team may combine our knowledge with orthoses and prostheses if it is necessary. Physiotherapy sessions can also be arranged if requested.
Patients often come to us for:
Transtibial Prosthesis (Below Knee)
Transfemoral Prosthesis (Above Knee)
Through knee Prosthesis
Silicone Feet / Toes / Hand / Artificial Fingers
Prosthetics Services Singapore
Types of Prosthetics
There are four main types of prosthetics:
The transradial prosthesis is a prosthetic arm that is attached below the arm. There are two types of transradial prosthetics. First is the passive prosthesis device which is just used for cosmetic purposes and is mainly used as artificial fingers.
The other type is called the active prosthesis device. It has further two types. First is the cable-operated device that is attached to the affected arm and other shoulder and the user manually controls it. The other type is the myoelectric prosthetic implant. It detects movements from upper arm muscles and sends signals to special sensors in the prosthetic arm for movements. It takes some time to get used to this type of prosthetics. Lifeforce Limbs & Rehab is the most reputable prosthetics Singapore for Artificial Fingers & for prosthetic arm.
The transhumeral prosthesis is used when a person lost his arm from above the elbow. As transhumeral devices are attached above the elbow, they are more complex than transradial prosthetic devices. Transhumeral prosthetic devices come in both passive and active types. The active transhumeral prosthetic devices use the same myoelectric method for movements.
The transtibial prosthesis is an artificial leg that is attached below the knee. As a transtibial prosthesis is attached below the knee, it is a passive prosthetic device and doesn’t need myoelectric technology for movement. The primary purpose of the transtibial prosthetic leg is to provide comfort and weight support to the patients. However, the rehabilitation process of the transtibial artificial leg is long and requires effort from the patient to get used to it.
The transfemoral prosthetic leg is used who have lost a leg above the knee. Since the knee is missing in transfemoral amputation, the transfemoral prosthetics services is considered the most challenging and complex prosthetics of all.
For a transfemoral prosthetic leg, your hip and the residual leg need to be really strong to bear the lengthy and painful rehabilitation process. The knee joint is controlled by hip movement and an accurate socket fit is required to ensure the comfort and stability of the patient.
How do You Get Your Prosthetic Limb?
Evaluation: In the first step the prosthetics services will evaluate your needs, and your medical condition, and your history. You will also be asked what you are looking forward to achieving with a prosthetic limb. Since 2000, we have provided many solutions of prosthetics Singapore. Our aim is to improve your quality of life.
Measurement Taking: On your next visit, we will evaluate your wound and residual limb. After that, we will capture the shape of your residual limb by either using plaster or CAD technology.
Diagnostic Fitting: Next, you will be fitted with a check socket to check if it matches the shape of your wound. The socket must fit perfectly to provide the amputee with the utmost comfort and support.
Final Fitting: In this visit, the prosthetist will provide the final prosthesis. You will also be provided prosthetic socks and other equipment according to your needs. The practitioner will provide you with essential training, precautions, and education to use the prosthesis.
Follow-Ups: Lastly, you will be required to visit the prosthetics services after 2 weeks to check if the prosthetic limb is working fine and not causing any side effects.
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Our Prosthesis Process is Simple:
A prosthetic is an artificially made substitute to replace either a partial or complete loss of an arm or leg. People with prosthetic leg can often climb stairs, walk, swim, and run as though they were using natural limbs. By boosting independence, prosthetic leg dramatically improve people’s lives.
In case you think that amputation only occur due to tragic accidents, do you know that health conditions such as diabetes and gangrene can also affect limbs? When that happens, prognosis of gangrene typically involves surgical treatments such as amputation. But rest assured, amputation does not mean an end to your active lifestyle. At LifeForce, we will guide you through how prosthetic works and ensure you get the best fit for your prosthetic leg.
From surgery to rehabilitation to fitting of your prosthetic, there is only one goal – to regain your mobility and lead an active life. We want our patients to use their prosthetic confidently and master their daily life. No matter what the terrain is, our prosthetic will take care of it.