Prosthetics and orthotics

Replacement or support for body parts

Our team of orthopaedic surgeons are experts at determining when a prosthetic or orthotic may be the best option for your treatment

What are prosthetics and orthotics?

Prosthetics are artificial body parts for people who have a natural limb missing or a joint that has become damaged. Orthotics provide supportive braces and splints for people with conditions of the limbs or spine.

Our experienced, multidisciplinary team can determine when a prosthetic or orthotic may be the right option for you. A prosthetic may be appropriate when a long-term condition causes you pain (which can't be relieved with medication) and effects a vital aspect of your daily life, such as walking. Hip replacement and knee surgery are two examples.

There are many variations in the design of prosthetics, and they can be made from metal, ceramic or plastic. In some cases, an off-the-shelf or custom-made orthotic may be the right option for improving your movement. For example, an arch support for the treatment of lower limb injuries to correct poor foot alignment.

Our orthopaedics expertise

Our team of orthopaedic surgeons have the expertise to treat complex orthopaedic conditions using the latest prosthetics and orthotics

  • Knee replacement surgery

    Need to know

    The most common cause of knee joint pain in the older age group is arthritis, which can be brought on by wear and tear (osteoarthritis), inflammatory disease (rheumatoid arthritis) or injury (post-traumatic arthritis). A total or partial knee replacement involves replacing the damaged joint surfaces...

  • Hip replacement surgery

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  • Ankle replacement surgery

    Need to know

    Ankle replacement surgery is a treatment to relieve the pain caused by ankle arthritis. Your consultant may recommend ankle replacement surgery if your symptoms have not responded to other treatments. During the surgery, your surgeon will remove the ends of the damaged bones and fit a plastic-and-metal...

  • Shoulder joint replacement surgery

    Need to know

    Your shoulder is a ball and socket joint. The ball should move freely in its socket. If it is damaged by injury or worn away it can become painful and stiff. Your consultant may recommend shoulder joint replacement surgery if non-surgical options like physiotherapy and medication aren't working.

  • Elbow replacement surgery

    Need to know

    If your elbow joints have suffered wear and tear, a condition like arthritis or an injury, moving them can become progressively painful. Your consultant may recommend elbow replacement surgery if other options like physiotherapy and medication haven't helped alleviate your condition.

  • Foot orthotics

    Need to know

    Orthotics or foot orthoses are one non-surgical option to correct foot posture or lower limb deformities and relieve the associated symptoms. Your consultant may suggest standard insoles to support the arch of your foot or custom orthotics tailored to correct your specific foot condition.Foot posture...

Our locations

From complex orthopaedic surgery to theraputic and supportive services, we provide exceptional orthopaedic care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Book an appointment

Our team can help with any enquiries or you can make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

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020 7079 4344
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