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Surgical Appliances

Introduction

Orthotics or Surgical Appliances as it is often referred to is the supply and fitting of an externally applied device used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuro-muscular and skeletal system.

The principal Orthotic services involve the supply and fitting of orthopaedic footwear and a range of callipers, splints and surgical collars and specialist support/compression stockings. The service also supplies and fits a range of breast prosthesis and wigs.

Patients are referred via their treating clinician or their GP. Patients are assessed by trained orthotists and supported by site based appliance officers.

Trulife Healthcare supply Orthotist services to the Trust. The Trust however employs the Surgical Appliance Officers and administrative support staff.

Office phone numbers and information

The Surgical Appliance office is located here:

West Herts Therapy Unit,
Jacketts Field,
Abbotts Langley, Herts
WD5 0PA.

Tel: 01923 378 150.

Open 9.00am - 3.00pm Monday - Friday.

If you would like any information regarding our service provision please contact the office on the number above.

Once confirmation that an item is ready for collection has been received please check with the appropriate office before collecting an item.

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