Patient Care Philosophy
Our philosophy is to help those with limb loss achieve an improved quality of life with the most appropriate functional prosthesis. We do this by providing our patients with a caring and committed service. We provide much more than patient care. When you work with MPI, we become partners for life!
New amputees are invited for a pre-surgical visit to learn more about our practice, meet our practitioners, and see the prosthetic technology suitable for each individual’s varied needs.
Regardless of the degree of complexity, our able team of certified prosthetists and technicians can fit and fabricate all types of prostheses. We consult with physicians, therapists, rehabilitation nurses, social workers, vocational counselors, family members, and any other expert involved in a person’s rehabilitation to provide the best possible outcome. Functioning as a team, we pool our expertise to design and produce the prosthesis most suitable for that person’s physical needs, ability, lifestyle, preferences, and activity level.
The prosthetic needs of pediatric patients require the skill and expertise of practitioners who are knowledgeable about the factors unique to that age group. A pediatric patient is constantly growing and developing, so the practitioner needs to constantly evaluate and adjust the prosthesis to accommodate the ever-changing child.
Muilenburg Prosthetics, Inc.’s experience with pediatric patients goes back more than 50 years when company founder Al Muilenburg’s first patient was a 12-year-old with Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency (PFFD). Through the years, MPI has developed a close association with area hospitals and clinics serving children, including The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) that provides care for pediatric patients who have limb loss through trauma, disease, or birth defects.
Improved technological advancements provide a variety of prosthetic componentry exclusive to the pediatric patient. As with all its patients, MPI works closely with the child’s physician, therapist, and primary caregiver to ensure the child receives the best prosthetic solution.