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Find the right fit for your orthotic and prosthetic device when you work with the Essentia's supportive, knowledgeable teams in Duluth, Minnesota and Fargo, North Dakota.
Orthotic devices help a part of the body work better and feel more comfortable. Common types include braces, helmets, diabetic footwear, splints, and casts.
A prosthetic is a device that replaces a body part. It can help you function better or improve your appearance. Examples include artificial limbs, prosthetic joints, and breast forms. Your doctor may recommend a prosthetic device after a surgery, amputation, or injury.
If you have diabetes or diabetic neuropathy, the right shoe style and size can help prevent sores and blisters. Partner with our expert team for comprehensive services, including customized footwear.
If you decide you don’t want breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, you might choose to use a breast form, or prosthetic breast, as an alternative. Depend on our specially trained team to help you choose breast prostheses that fit your body and lifestyle.
If your doctor gives you a referral or prescription for orthotic and prosthetic services, you’ll meet with a specialist who will:
Your provider may take measurements or create a mold or impression so you get a device that fits you. Your device most likely won’t be ready at your first consultation. You may need to visit multiple times to make sure the device fits and will work well for you. Your provider may also need to do an assessment at your home.
Trust Essentia for objective, personalized recommendations on equipment and services. We work with other members of your care team—such as your primary care doctor, specialists like podiatrists and surgeons, and rehabilitation therapists—to make sure your device meets your needs.
Essentia Health meets standards for orthotic and prosthetic services set by The Joint Commission. Our staff includes specialists with certifications in orthotics and prosthetics and experience creating customized devices.
You’ll be billed only for the cost of your device. Your visits to see the orthotist or prosthetist are free. There is no cost for delivery or home assessments.
You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.