Pelvic prostheses - well cared for with Ergonomic Care

The amputation of a leg in the hip region can be a special challenge and often requires special craftsmanship from our technicians as well. This is because in the case of hip disarticulation, the prosthesis is controlled exclusively via the pelvis. This in turn often places higher demands already on the measurement procedures and fitting processes. This is not always easy for our customers either, but at Ergonomic Care we not only stand by their side with our many years of expertise and technical know-how, but also support the acclimatization process with empathy and patience.

The goal of our work in our Munich workshop is always the best possible combination of functionality, durability and freedom from interference. This means that, especially during the fitting process, we pay special attention to avoiding pain or chafing by using robust yet flexible materials. At the same time, a prosthesis should enable you to lead the independent and active life that you would like. And the question of appearance, i.e. the cosmetic aspect, is not left out either.


Pelvic prostheses - the best care for an independent life

Amputations in the hip area can vary greatly, depending on whether the cause is a disease or an accident. The requirements for pelvic and hip prostheses are correspondingly individual, because they replace hip joints as well as legs or halves of the pelvis. Not all prostheses are the same. Many factors play a role in the fit, appearance and functionality: load-bearing capacity of the residual limb, activity, weight and age of the patient and much more. Not only the appearance and functionality are adapted to these factors, but also the selection and processing of the materials.

Functions and materials of the pelvic prostheses

Pelvic or hip prostheses are made up of different components that are usually made of modern materials such as silicone and carbon. The main components include:

  • Pelvic shaft system:
    In the upper part of the prosthesis, the pelvis is embedded in the so-called pelvic shaft, which connects the prosthesis to the body. This is usually made of silicone. Measurement and fitting are particularly important here, because the socket should not only cause as few problems as possible, but also determine the functionality, durability and comfort of the entire prosthesis. For this reason, there are also different designs for the pelvic socket, such as a two-part pelvic socket or a pelvic basket.
  • Prosthetic parts:
    In addition to the pelvic shaft, the leg prosthesis itself is of course also important. The selection and fitting of the hip and knee joints determine stability as well as functionality and mobility. Active, athletic or young people have different requirements than seniors. Carbon is often used for prosthetic parts and joints.
    Our task at Ergonomic Care is to meet these demands as far as possible with the right fitting and choice of fitting parts. For this purpose, we work together with well-known joint manufacturers (e.g. Ottobock). The appearance and cosmetics of the prosthesis are also becoming increasingly important for many customers. Together with our customers, we try to find the best solution for all requirements.

Modern pelvic prostheses perform numerous functions and at the same time must contribute to the safety of the user. Therefore, gene steering functions are increasingly supported by electronic components and microprocessors. They help the user to sit down, stand up and stand up, detect fall hazards and ramps. Using apps, patients can make their own adjustments to the joints and activate bicycle or ergometer functions, for example. At Ergonomic Care in Munich, we will of course advise you in detail on all the options and functions of your pelvic prosthesis. Together we will master the fitting process and ensure that you feel confident in using the prosthesis.

The right hip prosthesis/pelvic prosthesis - the process at Ergonomic Care

When purchasing and fitting hip prostheses, many details must be taken into account. The following overview of the procedure therefore only gives a fairly rough idea of what to expect and may vary somewhat from person to person.


Free consultation and measurement in our branch at Sendlinger Tor

First of all, the process begins with a detailed consultation. Our technicians will show you various options for the fitting, possible functions and appearance. We discuss with you what the prosthesis should ideally be able to do for you. In doing so, we draw on both years of experience and new knowledge gained through numerous continuing education courses. Of course, we work together with therapists, doctors and - if desired - relatives throughout the fitting process.

Compression stockings Free consultation and measurement in our branch at Sendlinger Tor
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First modeling and testing

In further steps, first of all, exact measurements and assessments are made, after all, the right length, size and comfort of the prosthesis should be ensured. Our technicians work here with high precision and modern measuring equipment to avoid problems later on. A first prosthesis version is then manufactured in our workshop and extensively tested. Especially when a prosthesis is worn for the first time, a detailed fitting process - supported by therapists - must be planned.


Collection and final tests

In the course of the fitting process, changes are made again and again by our technicians until finally the most optimal prosthesis possible can be handed over. But even after that, our customers can come to our Munich workshop at Sendlinger Tor at any time with fitting requests or questions. In addition, we will of course provide you with care tips so that your prosthesis can do its job for as long as possible.

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Your advantages at Ergonomic Care in Munich

After my accident 5 years ago I have been supplied with several prosthetics from different orthopaedic technical supply stores. Here at ergonomic care it is the first time I am 100% satisfied with my prostetic.
I have been advised by a very competent employee in order to find the most suitable combination of knee joint with the prosthetic socket.
Now I have been supplied with an Ottobock C-leg and a custom fitted socket with a silicon pin liner.
My gait pattern improved significantly and I am now able to walk stairs and even far distances for a long time.
I can definitely recommend the medical supply store to anyone who is looking for a long lasting custom fit supply.

Mhsan s - customer

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