Can I be given a list of clients who are my
age and amputation level who are going to HOPE
for their prosthesis?
HOPE has quite a large number of clients that
allow us to use their
names for people who want information about
HOPE. Upon request, you will be given a list
of names of amputees who are relatively the
same age and amputation level as you.
I' hv been told that I have to go to a certain
prosthetic provider. Do I have a choice?
You do have a choice, although you may not realize
it. Most amputees have little time to prepare
for fitting a limb and find themselves numb
with grief to see a low quality limb.
Prosthetics is a medical specialty few people
are acquainted with, including many health care
professionals. However, there are many differences
among practitioners, and amputees and their
families need to take the time to gather information
and learn about the many options of limb fitting
available with different practitioners.
We advise that you become an informed consumer.
The Hope recommends that patients contact several
prosthetic facilities and consult with each
before making a choice. Talking to other amputees
as well can help to educate a new amputee as
to what options are available. In most cases,
even if one prosthetist made you a preparatory
artificial limb, you can select a different
prosthetist to make your permanent prosthesis.
HOPE offers no-obligation consultations to all
amputees wishing to learn more about our facility.
Feel free to give us a call on 042-5177790-3.
How much will my orthosis/prosthesis cost?
We cannot give estimates on the cost of a device
without our practitioner seeing you first because
of the varying additions many custom products
require. After your initial evaluation we will
be happy to provide any estimates of the costs
of the various components of your orthosis/prosthesis.
Our clinical and administrative staffs are also
happy to provide you any information pertaining
to your device.
Will my residual limb change size?
Yes, your residual limb will shrink as the swelling
goes down. It will change from a bulbous shape
to a thinner, cone shape. There are various
methods for reducing swelling, such as wrapping
the limb and exercising it.
What would be the effect on my prosthesis after
any change in residual limb size?
The change in the size i.e. reduction of the
volume of the stump would cause loosening of
the limb and slipping down of the prosthesis
and need for more socks could be the initial
What we should do if there is loosing of the
Initial loosening has to be reported back to
the facility. In below the knee limbs you can
add more stump socks to the residual limb and
in above the knee limb you have to adopt measures
as per the design of the socket.
What if my orthotic or prosthetic does nnot
Our orthotists and prosthetists stand behind
the design fit and function of every custom
made device. Oftentimes an adjustment to the
device is needed to accommodate individual needs
What changes will have to be made in my home?
The number of adaptations will depend on the
type of amputation you've had.
For lower limb amputations, most likely, adaptations
will have to be made in the bathroom. A seating
commode shower chair, grab rails and detachable
showerhead are most helpful when showering.
Your home can also be made barrier-free with
the use of lifts, elevators or ramps, which
will help you, get around your home with the
greatest of ease.
Will I still be able to participate in sports?
Yes, there are amputees involved in just about
every sport, from skiing to swimming. Most amputees,
who have participated in sports prior to their
amputations, can continue to do so. Several
sports have organized programs for amputees
at the competitive level. Your prosthetist may
be able to make a special prosthesis for the
sport you're interested in.
How many disabled do you have on staff?
We have one polio affected lady Prosthetist
in our staff. An amputee is care taker of our
Muzaffarabad unit. We welcome qualified &
trained staff irrespective of any disability.
LIVINGSKIN is a high-definition silicone prosthesis
that is created to resemble human skin by simulating
the three dermal layers of natural human skin.
To ensure proper color matching and fit, every
prosthesis is custom crafted to each individual
and can be matched to any skin color.
Do most insurance plans pay for limbs?
No. Not in Pakistan. Insurance companies here
yet need to enhance their awareness on the subject
of prosthetics. In developed countries most
insurance plans pay for most or all of a medically
Do you provide state of the art components?
Yes, we believe that the patient should be provided
the best products available today. We provide
Otto Bock, Blatchford, Flex Foot, Ossur, Century
XXII, Seattle, Orthoeurope, and many other components
available on the market. We work closely with
the patient to determine their needs and fit
the components to the patient.