Custom Socket Designs
A comfortable, well-fitting socket is the foundation of every positive prosthetic outcome. Your unique socket will be designed and fabricated in our clinic by experienced technical craftsmen. We specialize in all types of suspension systems, and often use our creativity to tailor-fit your prosthesis to your needs.
Microprocessor Knees & Feet
Our clinicians are experienced in fitting modern computer-controlled knee and foot technology from all manufacturers. These devices offer real-time adjustments to hydraulic cylinders to ensure safer walking with less effort, especially on hills, ramps and stairs. We often trial multiple different units until we discover which one is best for you.
Myoeletric Hands & Elbows
Computer-controlled upper limb solutions utilize surface sensors to detect muscle movements which, in turn, activates movement in powered hands and elbows. This allows for a variety of grip patterns e.g., holding a bottle, pinching a coin or giving someone a thumbs up.
Partial Hands & Fingers
We offer a variety of innovative passive functional (cosmetic), body-powered and myoelectric solutions, depending on your goals and lifestyle. Sometimes multiple prostheses are necessary, to make sure that our clients’ needs are met. Every socket is custom designed, to ensure the highest level of comfort and functionality.
Running & Sport Specific
Returning to an active lifestyle as either an upper or lower limb amputee may involve a secondary, activity-specific prosthesis for running, cycling, fishing etc. Carbon fiber “blades” combined with a unique socket design have allowed PCE clients to return to competitive weightlifting, triathlon and many other high-activity sports.
“Life-like” Silicone Restoration
We are proud to offer custom silicone solutions for partial hand and partial foot amputations made right here in Las Vegas. This greatly decreases your wait times and allows us to provide high levels of realism. Your prosthesis will be matched in size, shape and skin tone to your sound side by a trained artist.
Symphonie Aqua Casting
This casting method captures the limb shape under full weight-bearing, using water compression to load pressure-tolerant muscles, and relieve pressure-sensitive bony areas. The result is a comfortable and custom socket that only requires minimal modification during the fitting process. We are proud to be Nevada’s exclusive provider for this technology.
Outcome Measures & Research
We regularly participate in manufacturer and UNLV research projects and are currently enrolled in a large, national study to track prosthetic outcomes and inform future care standards. We incorporate validated outcome measures to track our client’s progress, and to justify the medical need for the quality of care that we provide.
Undergoing limb loss is a life-changing event that requires a unique approach for every person. PCE offers peer-support visits; access to support groups as well as custom-tailored educational resources to help navigate your “new normal”. Our care approach also includes communicating regularly with doctors, physical therapists and other medical professionals, to ensure the best possible outcomes.