How We Get the Best Fit Possible
Everyone's body is different, and having a brace or prosthetic that fits perfectly is what determines whether your treatment will be as comfortable and effective as possible.
In the orthotics and prosthetics field, a specialized type of computer program called CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) is used to manufacture a custom-fit orthosis or prosthesis. CAD/CAM is used as a replacement for taking a plaster or fiberglass cast of the patient’s body—with CAD/CAM, we can simply scan the appropriate body part.
The process takes less time than casting, but the ability to create a more comfortable product has greatly improved our patient care. Since Boston Orthotics & Prothetics implemented CAD/CAM scanning, many patients, families and doctors alike have asked what we are doing different that is making the braces fit so well.
- No mess
- Better detail
- Better fitting and more comfortable orthosis or prosthetic devices
- Better patient compliance with the wear schedule
- Better data to prove results, which helps improve patient care
Scanning is not for every circumstance. Our staff and clinical partners use this approach whenever it is appropriate. Please consult your doctor or clinician for more details.