Moore Barlow supporting new prosthetic technology

Major trauma Lawyer, Daryl Robinson does not shy away from seeking the best for his clients when it comes to securing funding for cutting-edge prosthetics in both socket and osseointegration forms.

The world of prosthesis is constantly advancing using modern technology for both upper and lower limb amputees.

Moore Barlow work with some of the best prosthetic providers in the country and work hard towards putting a dedicated rehabilitation team together in order to meet our clients immediate and long-term needs. Clients will be supported by an experienced and clinically trained case manager who will co-ordinate the introduction of fitted prosthetics, gait-focused physiotherapy, occupational therapy and Orthopaedic input along with various other disciplines to provide a bespoke team relevant to each individual client.

Moore Barlow will support our clients throughout these assessments and trials as one glove does not fit all. This includes the choice of prosthesis covering normal, sporting and water activities.

Traditional prosthesis come in the form of socket moldings which are very successful and Moore Barlow will secure compensation that will cover the current and future costs of such equipment so that they do not need to be reliant upon NHS funding.

Lower limb osseointegration

Moore Barlow are also accommodating clients who wish to opt for lower limb osseointegration, which has had a new wave of interest over the past few years. Osseointegration derives from the Greek osteon, bone, and the Latin integrare, to make whole which is precisely how amputees feel following such surgery. This is the implantation of a titanium rod into the bone rather than using socket-based prosthesis. The prosthesis is then connected to the connection adapter at the stoma site. Depending on assessment, this option maybe ideal for client’s with socket-related issues such as pressure sores, ulcerations, volume fluctuations, tight skin and in light of these conditions are faced with years of problems and the need for skin grafting, resurfacing with integra thermal substitutes or an innervated free tissue transfer.

The osseointegration team will assess our client in order to see whether they meet the eligibility criteria for implantation as well as providing aftercare such as functional assessments covering static loading, gait training and dynamic alignment aiming towards unaided mobility. Various conditions such as diabetes and vascular disease can prohibit a successful assessment.

International expertise

Our clients are given the opportunity to travel and undergo assessments with either of the renowned Dutch, German and Australian Orthopaedic teams that have mastered the technics of osseointegration surgery and the Endo-Exo prosthesis system for both single and bilateral amputees, whereas UK teams are currently in their infancy but are making very good progress.

Moore Barlow is committed to help our clients fund equipment such as the Ottobock Genium X3, the world’s most technologically advanced microprocessor prosthetic leg before planning ahead for his osseointegration assessment. The X3 is new technology which incorporates a microprocessor knee for above-knee amputees as well as being waterproof/resistant. The X3 is compatible with osseointegration.

Rehabilitation is a way of life and not a set period of time and the right prosthetic equipment will increase the chances of returning to a healthy way of life both physically and mentally.

How Moore Barlow can help

Please contact Daryl Robinson within Moore Barlow’s major trauma team should you wish to discuss these matters further. Find out more about Moore Barlow’s compensation and rehabilitation services.