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Orthotics & Prosthetics

The Orthotics/Prosthetics Department provides patients with custom fabricated braces (orthoses) and prosthetic devices (prostheses). It acts in conjunction with physicians, therapists, and nurses to provide patients with devices, which are appropriate to their condition.

DEPARTMENT FUNCTIONS The primary function of the department is direct patient care. This involves:
  • Consultation with physicians and therapists
  • Evaluation of the patient
  • Measuring, fitting and adjusting the device
  • Maintaining an inventory of items to supply the needs of hospital units (i.e. Surgical Day Care) for the treatment of patients who have orthopedic, neurosurgical, circulatory, etc. disorders.
  • Treating both genders and all age groups

STAFF The department has 4 practitioners and a technical staff who evaluates and treats patients. For available positions on this unit please visit our website at www.mghcareers.org.

LOCATION AND SCHEDULE There are two locations for the department:

  • The satellite unit in White l025A is the in-patient unit (Tel. 617-726-3248).
  • The outpatient unit is located in the Yawkey building, 3rd floor, unit C (Tel. 617-726-2950).

The department is staffed Monday through Friday (except for Holidays), and has a Practitioner on Standby for EMERGENCY IN-PATIENT assistance ONLY during non-business hours.

Appointments are preferred, however walk-in patients are accepted.

 

 

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