The Fourroux Method™
Our approach using advanced prosthetic technology allows us to create a superior fitting prosthesis for amputees in a fraction of the time it would take using conventional prosthetic design methods.
Computer aided prosthetic 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 Prosthetics 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, allowing us more time with our patients
- Accuracy: the exact size and shape of an amputees limb 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 prosthetic 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 amputee patients to be able to reach the goals set for a functional & quality lifestyle.
Utilizing this advanced prosthetic 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 amputee’s prosthesis, lifestyle, and rehabilitation.