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Patient Care

Comprehensive Patient CareDayton Artificial Limb has been taking care of patients since 1996, and we learned very quickly that the vast majority of our patients need much more than just prosthetic fittings.  While it might be easy for many industry professionals to take their knowledge and experience for granted, we realize that this is a new experience for each of our patients.  And when combined with the trauma of limb loss, the complications of the underlying causes, and the challenges of adapting to prosthetic mobility, the entire situation can be overwhelming.  For this reason, we believe that the only way to truly care for our patients is through a comprehensive approach.

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Prosthetic Fittings and AdjustmentsDayton Artificial Limb is known for going above and beyond to take care of our patients.  Our comprehensive approach to care includes patient preparation and education, in-house physical therapy, and complete case management.  But the core of our business - and where it all started for us - is prosthetic fittings and adjustments.

Even though our business has grown significantly since the beginning - and even though we continue to add services that contribute to the care and well-being of our patients - we've never lost our passion for prosthetic fit and function.  The fascinating integration between health care and engineering - and the daily reminder that our efforts make a huge impact in the lives of those that we serve - combine to keep us focused and driven to deliver the best possible prosthetic solutions.  And our unique relationship to our sister company, Prosthetic Design, Inc., provides us with access to engineers and production capabilities that are simply available at no other clinic.

Our passion, our resources, and our dedicated people are responsible for making us the region's leading lower-limb prosthetic clinic.  We are very experienced with every aspect of Elevated Vacuum Socket Systems (EV) including the Elevated Vacuum Locking System (EVLS).   We are accredited by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics.  And we are focused on the education of our patients and other health care professionals.  So when it comes to prosthetic fittings and adjustments, we believe that no one does it better.

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Dayton Artificial Limb is the only physical therapy provider in the area to specialize in lower-limb amputeesOur Dayton Physical Therapy group specializes in the rehabilitation of amputee patients from post-operative care through advanced functional training.  This includes residual limb edema, skin care, transfer training, prosthetic wear & care, and prosthetic gait training (including steps, ramps, & curbs).  Our physical therapists employ specific exercises to support a proper prosthetic gait and make sure that a patient’s balance and mobility are fully optimized, while providing an environment that is safe and secure for patients to learn to walk again.

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Dayton Artificial Limb Mobile LabAt Dayton Artificial Limb, while we believe very strongly that getting back out into the world and visiting our clinics is a critical step toward regaining mobility and avoiding the potential for escalating health problems, we also recognize that there are occasional circumstances that may prevent all of our patients from traveling.  So when necessary, we can take our Mobile Lab to them.

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Amputee and Prosthetic Education and PreparationLosing a limb is a big deal.  Beyond just the trauma of the experience, for many patients, the road to full recovery can be complicated and hard to navigate.  But this is much easier to manage with the proper preparation and education.  And nobody does a better job of preparing and educating patients than Dayton Artificial Limb!

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At Dayton Artificial Limb, our concern for our patients goes beyond just lower-limb prosthetics.  We see a bigger picture and take full responsibility for their care.  So as a result, we believe in complete case management to coordinate the total care experience.

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