Ottobock / Orthotics
Please note that Ottobock Ireland is an independent limited company and is not affiliated to National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh.
Ottobock Ireland is a specialist provider in prosthetics, orthotics and orthopaedic footwear. The clinical service was founded in 1984 and is now one of the largest of its kind in Ireland. From our main clinical centres in Dublin and Cork we cover the majority of the country and a further 17 satellite clinics all across Ireland.
Ottobock is a leading global supplier of innovative products and services for people with limited mobility. We help people to maintain or regain their freedom of movement with high-quality, technologically sophisticated products and services. We are part of the Clinical Services Network which is dedicated to help people gain maximum mobility and the greatest possible independence.
All our clients are individuals with unique aspirations, expectations and requirements and the Prosthetic and Orthotic services and devices provided by IDS are intended to optimise, meet or exceed these.
The Ottobock Prosthetists and Orthotists are trained to select the most appropriate devices, materials and components in terms of function, ease of use, appearance, cost benefit and reliability.
Prosthetic service or rehabilitation deals with the process of prescribing, manufacturing and fitting a prosthetic limb. Re-educating gait and other functions are also vital parts of this process. A prosthesis is an artificial limb that compensates for an absent or amputated limb segment, for example a hand, or a leg. Sometimes multiple limbs are needed for the person missing more than one limb.
Orthoses are biomechanical devices intended to support, correct or replace natural function and can be both stock items and custom made to suit the requirements of one specific individual.
Specialist/Orthopaedic/Customised footwear is intended to provide an improved level of fit and function which is not available from other sources. It is intended to provide a number of functions, for example:
Accommodation of foot shape and size.
Protection for ‘At Risk’ feet, for example feet prone to ulceration due to vascular decease.
Correction for unstable feet and ankles.
Along with our daily Prosthetic/Orthotic service, Ottobock senior clinical staff are also involved in the following clinics which are run in conjunction with the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh.
A weekly consultant led surgery clinic attended by a senior Ottobock Orthotist is run in Cappagh Hospital to explore the potential of orthotic intervention should surgery not be an option.
This clinic is held quarterly in conjunction with plastic surgeons from Temple St. and St James Hospital, upper limb Orthopedic specialist from the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh and a senior Prosthetist from Ottobock catering for patients with congenital upper limb deformities.
This clinic is held monthly led by the Orthopedic consultant from the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh and a senior Clinician from Ottobock and caters for patients with congenital limb deficiencies.
Together with other Health Care Professionals we work closely to support the needs of those undergoing amputation or other surgery following complications subsequent to cancer.