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The Value of a Free Prosthetic Consultation

The decision to choose a prosthetic facility, whether it is your first endeavor or if you find yourself a seasoned amputee looking for a change, is not one to take lightly. Prosthetic care is something that will be needed throughout your lifetime, and utilizing the ability to have a free consultation can help put your nerves at ease and help choose which prosthetic facility is right for you. Not all prosthetic facilities are alike, and they DO NOT all provide the same level of care.

 
 

Introductions

Amputee Consultation at Fourroux Prosthetics

When I go somewhere, I want to look as pretty and normal as anybody.says Fern, a below-knee amputee. “It really seemed like it was the first time that anyone seemed to listen or hear me.

 Your consultion should begin with introductions of yourself, and your family or support individuals to those within the prosthetic facility. In order to get the appropriate care, one needs to build a repore with those who will be providing the service. That repore allows you to get any and all your questions asked and answered, but also allows the prosthetic professionals the ability to provide a long term care plan that helps meet the your immediate needs AND your long term goals.

 
Amputees need to feel comfortable with those who are helping them. They need to understand the process of how the care will be administered, and what is expected of all parties to fullfill that longterm care plan.
 
Take note of the differences in the facilities you visit. The cleanliness of the office. The friendliness of the staff. The technology that is utilized. The timelines of the service being delivered. And maybe most importantly take note in the experiences from other amputees whom have utilized the facilities service.
 
 

Meet Other Patients

Prosthetic Socket Design at Fourroux Prosthetics

Are you being introduced to other amputees during the consultation? Does the facility seem willing to let you talk with other amputees?  Do they have amputee references? Ask to meet other amputees to get a true sense of the level of care that you will receive.
 
It is a lot to take in, especially if you are new to prosthetic care.  But the long term value of those first consulation meetings can be immeasurable in the long run.  Take advantage of it!
 
If you would like to learn more about Fourroux Prosthetics call 888-810-6220, or schedule a FREE Consultation at any one of our locations.  Meet the Fourroux staff, meet other patients and see our world class care facilities in action.
 
See for yourself the Fourroux Difference!  We would be happy to show you around.
 
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Fourroux's Own Brandon Rowland Inducted Into The Jackson-Madison County Sports Hall Of Fame!

brandon rolandOne of our own, Mr. Brandon Rowland was honored as an inductee to the Jackson -Madison County Sports Hall of Fame in Tennessee at the Carl Perkins Civic Center on April 18, 2019.

Brandon Rowland is recognized for his outstanding athletic and personal achievements, despite immense adversity he has experienced since childhood. Just being selected as a candidate for Sports Hall of Fame is quite an accomplishment in itself, given the list of candidates that the committee must decipher through over the course of a year.

Brandon's determination and success in overcoming a disability along with his superior athletic performance resulted in back-to-back National Wheelchair Basketball Association championships, and three national titles in his division at the National Amputee Golf Association tournament.

Brandon is a winner in every sense of the word as he continues to educate and assist other amputees/patients in living life to the fullest!

An amazing honor for an amazing guy that we are blessed to have on our team.

Congratulations Brandon!!!!!

 

Brandon Rowland - Jackson Madison county Sports hall of Fame

Brandon Rowland Hall of Fame

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Getting Your Prosthesis Made In One Day! Is that Possible?

In addition to the friendly staff and outstanding service that amputee’s receive while visiting Fourroux, one of most shocking benefits in the eyes of our patients is that most receive their new well fitting prosthesis the very same day they have their appointment.

I was blown away at how fast they created my prosthesis.says Peggy, a below-knee amputee. “I went in for my appointment, and left that same day with a new leg that fit fantastic. Now, I can’t imagine having to wait days or weeks for a new prosthesis to be created.

 

CAD Technology Advantage

Prosthetic Socket Design at Fourroux Prosthetics

 

At Fourroux Prosthetics, advanced computer-aided design and manufacturing systems are used to quickly and accurately capture exact replicas of our patients’ limb. Pain free laser scanning captures a 3D computerized image of an amputees’ limb, and an exact model of that patients’ limb is then created using mold carving machines. All this happens in matter of minutes!

Prosthetic technicians then begin creating the prosthetic socket that the amputee will wear. The entire process happens very quickly, and in most instances an amputees’ prosthesis can be completely created and delivered within the same day.
 
One extreme benefit of the entire computer aid design and manufacturing system is its accuracy. Most amputees will tell you that if your prosthesis doesn’t fit well, you will have trouble functioning throughout your day. It can lead to pain, and even sores, to the point where you can’t walk at all.
 
Utilizing this advanced technology eliminates manufacturing inconsistencies which can result in an ill fitting prosthesis. It assists in creating one that exactly matches the shape of your limb, and helps create that intimate fit between you and your prosthesis.
 
One additional benefit is, the less time your prosthetist is spending creating your prosthesis, the more time they will have to get to know you, your lifestyle and your goals. More time is spent together discussing prosthetic usage, and education. Working with you and discussing your long term care plan.
 
At Fourroux Prosthetics we utilize the most advanced methods and technology to create a well fitted, custom prosthesis that is designed with you, your lifestyle and your goals in mind.
 
If you would like to learn more about Fourroux Prosthetics call 888-810-6220, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 
 
We also welcome you to schedule a FREE Consultation at any one of our locations.  Meet the Fourroux staff, meet other patients and see our world class care facilities in action. See for yourself the Fourroux Difference!
 
   

 

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Choosing a Prosthetist

In addition to the friendly staff and outstanding service that amputee’s receive while visiting Fourroux, one of most shocking benefits in the eyes of our patients is that most receive their new well fitting prosthesis the very same day they have their appointment.

I was blown away at how fast they created my prosthesis.says Peggy, a below-knee amputee. “I went in for my appointment, and left that same day with a new leg that fit fantastic.   Now, I can’t imagine having to wait days or weeks for a new prosthesis to be created.

 

CAD Technology Advantage

Prosthetic Socket Design at Fourroux Prosthetics

At Fourroux Prosthetics, advanced computer-aided design and manufacturing systems are used to quickly and accurately capture exact replicas of our patients’ limb. Pain free laser scanning captures a 3D computerized image of an amputees’ limb, and an exact model of that patients’ limb is then created using mold carving machines. All this happens in matter of minutes!

Prosthetic technicians then begin creating the prosthetic socket that the amputee will wear. The entire process happens very quickly, and in most instances an amputees’ prosthesis can be completely created and delivered within the same day.

One extreme benefit of the entire computer aid design and manufacturing system is its accuracy. Most amputees will tell you that if your prosthesis doesn’t fit well, you will have trouble functioning throughout your day. It can lead to pain, and even sores, to the point where you can’t walk at all.

Utilizing this advanced technology eliminates manufacturing inconsistencies which can result in an ill fitting prosthesis. It assists in creating one that exactly matches the shape of your limb, and helps create that intimate fit between you and your prosthesis.

One additional benefit is, the less time your prosthetist is spending creating your prosthesis, the more time they will have to get to know you, your lifestyle and your goals. More time is spent together discussing prosthetic usage, and education. Working with you and discussing your long term care plan.

At Fourroux Prosthetics we utilize the most advanced methods and technology to create a well fitted, custom prosthesis that is designed with you, your lifestyle and your goals in mind.

If you would like to learn more about Fourroux Prosthetics call 888-810-6220, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We also welcome you to schedule a FREE consultation at any one of our locations.  Meet the Fourroux staff, meet other patients and see our world class care facilities in action. See for yourself the Fourroux Difference!

 
 
   

 

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Fourroux Prosthetics Educational Seminars

 5Star "The course was very interactive, not your typical seminar where you just sit and listen to the speaker.  They even had amputees share their experiences on how to deal with loss of limb."  Amelette Bolton - Director of Rehab, Life Care Center of Hickory Woods

 5Star "I was impressed with the clarity of the presentation and the passion displayed by the presenters.  The demonstration of the use of current technologies to speed the process of prosthetic fabricaton was impressive.  The presenters emphasized the ability to have a pain-free gait in a well-fitting prosthetic, which will help the therapists identify these problems with their patients and keep their progress moving forward."  Aren Swogger - Phyiscal Therapist, Life Care Center of Hickory Woods

 

banner pages educational seminar[Approximately 90 TN healthcare professionals attend a Fourroux Prosthetics Education Seminar in Antioch, TN.]

Fourroux recognizes that in order to have success outcomes for amputees, a TEAM approach to prosthetic care is necessary. This TEAM approach often includes the amputees Doctor, Nurse, Physical Therapist, Case Manager, the Prosthetist…and most importantly input from the amputee and their family.

For the TEAM to be successful, we at Fourroux Prosthetics work closely with these groups of healthcare professionals by providing Prosthetic Educational Seminars, in order to work more collaboratively when deciding an amputees prosthetic needs today.

These seminars are designed for healthcare professionals to discuss current prosthetic solutions for amputees, today and into the future, as amputees will need a lifetime of prosthetic care.

We discuss important topics, such as:

  • Correct prosthetics intervention
  • Traditional methods of prosthetic care vs. today’s advancements in prosthetics
  • The use of CAD/CAM technology and it’s benefits
  • Follow-up programs
  • Overall prosthetic care approaches for successful amputee outcomes

banner pages educational seminar 2[Fourroux utilizing group discussions during a Fourroux Prosthetics Education Seminar in Antioch, TN.]

These Prosthetic Educational Seminars are tailored in content, size and length depending on the needs of those requesting and attending the seminar.

If you are a healthcare professional, and would like more information about our Prosthetic Educational Seminars, please contact us today at 888-810-6220, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to discussing how you can join us at Fourroux Prosthetics, and become a part of an amputees successful prosthetic TEAM!

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Rick and Bubba Outdoor Expo

Hello Fourrouxers!

Spring has officially sprung and we are getting ready for all of our upcoming summer events, such as our exhibition booth at the Rick and Bubba Outdoor Expo!

That's right, folks! On June 13th- 15th in Birmingham, Fourroux Prosthetics will be an exhibitor at the Rick and Bubba Outdoor Expo.

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Technician Education

Happy Thursday, everyone!

I hope you are having a wonderful week. Its been busy here at Fourroux with most of the practitioners in Chicago, but don't worry- they will be back on Saturday.

Which is convenient, because a few of our technicians are leaving for Waterloo, Iowa on Saturday. Brad and Kelly will be flying up to Iowa to learn the latest fabrication techniques from O&P 1- a central fabrication facility.

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Northeast Alabama Community College Educational Seminar

Adan and I will be giving a presentation about prosthetics at Northeast Alabama Community College. This informative presentation will be open to the public and will include information on educational career paths, the field of prosthetics, and an overview of how prosthetic limbs function, with a Q&A session to follow.

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