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Testimonial:  Frank van Niekerk ‘I would like to thank Roger Wolfson and his wonderful team from the bottom of my heart that I can walk again.’ Says Frank: ‘It was too painful to walk with my previous prosthesis.  As a result, my wife searched the Internet for someone who could fix my leg so that […]

Prosthetic components

July 31, 2019Written by HelenLeave a Comment Prosthetic components Introduction to prosthetic components When it comes to prosthetic components, by far, the most important device is the prosthetic socket. If the prosthetic socket does not function properly this leads to discomfort – in fact, every other device is useless if the prosthetic socket does not fit […]

Through hip prosthetics

July 16, 2019Written by Helen1 Comment Introduction to through hip prosthetics through hip prosthetics – For the trans femoral (including hip and knee disarticulation also known as through hip prosthetics) amputee, successful function depends on: The correct choice of knee relevant to age Health Activity levels and lifestyle             The latest […]

Through knee prosthetics

Through knee prosthetics July 31, 2019Written by HelenLeave a Comment Introduction to through knee amputations Roger Wolfson and Associates is a certified provider of prosthetic sockets designed to cater for the needs of through knee amputees who need through knee prosthetics. A through knee amputation, also referred to as the ‘Buchler Technique’, is a highly suitable […]

Below knee prosthetics

below knee prosthetics

Introduction to below knee prosthetics An amputation, especially at any level below the knee, does not usually present a particularly disabling condition. With the use of modern below knee prosthetics and treatment methods, below knee amputees who are free from complicating medical problems can do most of the things they could do prior to amputation. […]

Above knee prosthetics

above knee prosthetics

Prostheses concerning above knee prosthetics consist of a custom-made socket combined with a supportive frame, knee unit, pylon, and foot. Sometimes a suspension sleeve or harness may also be necessary. The Prosthetic Knee System Of all prosthetic components that are concerned with above knee prosthetics the knee system is arguably the most complex. It should […]

The Louis Hoffman story: Part 1 – Many years of pain are in the past and the wonders of a silicone s

Silicone sleeve helps relieve blisters In 1984, due to a stroke, Louis Hoffman, now a pensioner, lost feeling on the right hand side of his body, and while suffering from diabetes and after eight bypass operations as well as four stents, subsequently had his right leg amputated below the knee.  In the featured image he […]