The Fourroux Method™
This advanced approach to prosthetic design allows us to create a superior fitting device in a fraction of the time it would take using conventional prosthetic design methods. Computer aided prosthesis design all but eliminates the inconsistencies typically associated with the use of plaster, enabling us to provide the highest quality prosthetic devices in the least amount of time.
Fourroux uses laser scanner camera systems to acquire a 3-dimensional shape of our patients’ limb. Once the scan has been completed, the digital file is directly sent to our CNC fabrication carver, creating a socket that our technicians will use to create the amputee’s initial test fitting.
*In some instances where CAD cannot be utilized, a more traditional method of acquiring limb shape is used.
Laser Scanning Benefits
- Speed: the scanning process only takes approximately 45 seconds
- Accuracy: the exact size and shape of a patient is acquired digitally
- Consistency: scans are not dependent on the technique or skill level of the practitioner
- Clean: no plaster or bandage is used during the laser scanning process
Clinical Test Socket Evaluation Begins
Approximately 45 minutes to 1½ hours from the end of the scan, our patient will be fitted with their initial diagnostic socket. This temporary test fitting is designed for the Fourroux Prosthetics practitioner to capture valuable feedback from our patient on the initial fit of the prosthesis. This feedback is essential in obtaining the optimum fit required for our patients to be able to reach the goals set for a functional & quality lifestyle.
Utilizing this advanced technology allows our practitioners the time to spend with our patients, answering questions, educating, and developing a patient plan. We’ll work together to form this plan around the patient’s prosthesis, lifestyle, and rehabilitation.