SAOPA

About Prosthetics

Medical Orthotists & Prosthetists (MOPs) are concerned with the design, manufacturing and fitting of splints, braces, surgical appliances (orthotics) and artificial limbs (prosthetics). MOPs are members of the rehabilitation team; helping those who require orthopaedic support. Once qualified, Medical Orthotists & Prosthetists register with the Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Prosthetics can be defined as artificial limbs or silicone prostheses that replace a limb or other body part after amputation or congenital absence.


Prosthetics Categories


An above knee prosthesis with an off the shelf cosmetic foam cover


A below knee prosthesis with cosmetic cover over the foot


A through knee prosthesis with cosmetic cover over lower leg section

A through knee prosthesis with cosmetic cover over lower leg section


Above elbow prosthesis, electronic elbow joint and multi-articulating hand

A below elbow prosthesis with a multi-articulating hand


A partial hand prosthesis with electronic digits (fingers)


A below elbow prosthesis with a mechanical / cable controlled hand



A silicone partial foot prosthesis


A silicone partial hand prosthesis


A silicone toe prosthesis – silicone cuff including two toes

A silicone finger prosthesis