For your convenience, below are answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Contact our office at 405-841-6800 (OKC), 214-382-9270 (Dallas), or 877-226-5424 (toll free) for a pre-surgical consultation at no charge. Also read You’re Not Alone by John Sabolich, CPO, and Scott Sabolich, CP, LP. It contains a wealth of information about prosthetics and amputation.
You will be working with your prosthetist more closely than any other health care provider therefore you should ask questions before committing to a prosthetist.
- How many patients with your level of amputation has this prosthetist worked with?
- Ask about their success rate.
- Is the prosthetist you’re considering licensed and certified?
- Do you like the prosthetist?
The best way to find out about the cost of your prosthetic care is to call our office and talk with a financial counselor. They will talk to you about your insurance coverage and copays. If you don’t have insurance, they will help you find a paysource.
No. If we are contracted with your insurance company, we can only bill the contracted rate. If we are not contracted, we make every effort to keep costs at a minimum and to negotiate rates with your insurance company.
The average below-knee definitive prosthesis requires 5 to 10 appointments for fitting and delivery. An average above-knee definitive prosthesis requires 10 to 15 appointments. A temporary prosthesis requires 5 appointments.
You should see your prosthetist every six months or if either of the following occurs:
You’ve experience weight gain or loss, even if it’s 5 lbs. or 2% of your body weight.
Your activity level has changed.