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Please be aware, the information on this page relates to GPs referring to Luton & Dunstable University Hospital only.

Limb Fitting and Orthotics

Introduction

The Limb Fitting Centre is a regional centre providing specialist knowledge and prosthetic services to lower limb amputee patients in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

The dedicated staff of the L&D’s Limb Fitting team provide the highest quality prostheses and offer ongoing support and an on-site maintenance service.

The multidisciplinary team includes a Specialist Consultant in Amputee Rehabilitation, Clinical Psychologist Prosthetists, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and Rehabilitation Engineer – all complemented by a team of highly skilled Technicians.

In addition to being the specialist unit, the centre provides physiotherapy sessions and practical occupational therapy and advice to local amputee patients.

Orthotic Services
Orthotics is a specialist medical service in which braces/supports are designed and fitted to an individual to provide one or more of the following:

  • Correction or prevention of a physical deformity
  • Stabilisation of a joint or joints
  • Reduction of pain
  • Improvement in mobility or performance
  • Reduction in the risk of injury

Orthotic clinics are held within the Limb Fitting Centre and three satellite clinics in the Luton and Dunstable area.

The service also provides fitting of Breast Prosthesis and acrylic wigs.

Referral Process

Limb Fitting:
Referral to the service is usually through the surgical team following amputation. However, later referrals can be made by your GP or healthcare professional.

Orthotics:
Referral to the Orthotics team is through your GP.

Click here for Orthotic referral form.

 

Click here for Orthotic referral form for compression hosiery.

Procedures Provided

  • Provision of lower limb prosthesis
  • Provision of custom made and off the shelf Orthoses

Clinics

Lower Limb Amputee Clinics:
Monday to Friday: 09.00-13.00
(Afternoon appointments on request)
General Prosthetic enquiries and appointments: 01582 497122

Orthotic Clinics:
Monday to Friday: 8.00-16.00 (18.00 on Tuesday)
General Orthotic enquiries and appointments: 01582 497198
All phone lines have an answerphone and messages will be responded to within 48 hours

Clinicians - Consultants/Specialist Nurses

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital

Limb Fitting and Orthotics

Hauwa Wilson Apmutee Specialist Nurse
Raymond Moore Senior Prosthetist and Clinical Lead
Dr Ajay Boppana Rehab Consultant

Useful Contacts

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital
Service Manager Deanne Houtris
01582 497125
[email protected]
Clinical Director: Dr Ajay Boppana
[email protected]
General Manager Jenny Cadman
01582 718227
[email protected]
Clinic NHS.NET [email protected]
Limb Clinic Reception Telephone 01582 497122
Urgent issue contact 01582 497125
Business Manager Nicola Wood
[email protected]
Orthotics Clinic Reception Telephone 01582 497198
Outpatients booking department: 01582 561385
Switchboard 01582 491166
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