As the word orthotic prosthesis says, these are a combination of prosthetic replacement with orthotic support. This aid is predominantly used in the case of congenital malformations or tumour diseases of the lower extremities. The structure of the components that surround the body resemble orthoses, but the distance between the floor and the body is overcome with prosthetic components. In addition to a great deal of sensitivity and experience, the adjustment and production of an orthotic prosthesis requires a high level of willingness on the part of the prosthetists to find creative solutions as there are virtually no predefined care concepts in this area.
The best-known of this type of aid is the orthotic prosthesis used in the case of a Borggreve autograft (rotationplasty).
Orthotics and prosthetics
This field of aid provision benefits from advances in the fields of orthotics and prosthetics. Material developments can be used in a particularly profitable manner. Space-saving components that are as light as possible are required for the parts as the remaining body structures often do not leave much space.