Intensive Care Program
The Prosthetic Division of D&J Medical now offers an Intensive Care Program that reduces many of the problems associated with adjusting to a new prosthesis and increases the quality of outcome. This program involves an intensified one day visit at which our dedicated prosthetists work full-time with you to ensure that your prosthesis is delivered quickly and to your satisfaction.
The ICP begins with a thorough prosthetic evaluation and careful preparation for your visit by our prosthetists. On the day of your scheduled ICP visit, we begin by taking an original cast, then fabricate and check for fit, conduct dynamic testing, and deliver the completed prosthetic. Some patients will require more than a one day visit, and sometimes it is necessary to interrupt the ICP process for a week-long test of the prosthetic in real life conditions.
During your day-long visit, we work exclusively with you. You will be able to watch as we construct your device in our lab. You can actively participate in refining the fit, comfort, and function of your prosthesis as we respond immediately to the results of dynamic testing.
The ICP is invaluable in helping us to serve you. It significantly reduces the time between the start of the prosthetic process and the delivery of your device, allows us to identify and correct problems immediately, and minimizes the amount of time you and your caregivers must be absent from work or school.
When your prosthesis is complete, we will follow your progress by maintaining close communication with you and your caregivers, particularly your physical therapist, your supervising physician, and close family members. We will maintain a schedule of regular follow-up calls and visits to ensure that the fit, function, and general condition of your prosthesis remain up to standard.
Although the ICP is not appropriate for everyone, it is particularly well-suited to pediatric rotationplasty patients.
For those patients traveling from out of town, we have arranged several options for lodging, dining, and entertainment.