Yes, in some states, amputees who are Medicaid beneficiaries are being denied access to the artificial limbs and customized bracing. They are entitled to their mobility.
The best thing that you can do to help is communicate to your state and federal legislators, and ask them to make sure this doesn't happen in your state.
Visit the AOPA webpage for more information and the opportunity to contact your legislator.
The BiOM is a true bionic lower-leg system that is made of reflexive powered plantar flexion to simulate true action of the human ankle, the Achilles tendon and one’s calf muscles by propelling the amputee upwards and forwards during each walking step.
Kentucky Prosthetics & Orthotics innovative, industry leading prosthetic solutions and personal service makes us a destination clinic for amputees in Louisville, Kentucky, Indiana and across the U.S.
At Kentucky Prosthetics & Orthotics, it is our goal to get patients back to where they want to be; whether that means rowing for the U.S. Paralympics team, returning to the Louisville Metro Police Department, hitting a round of golf, or simply making dinner for the family. We believe that every amputee should be able to do at least 95% of what they did prior to amputation, if not more.
Kentucky Prosthetics & Orthotics provides unparalleled customer service. We focus on eliminating unnecessary prosthetic complications and helping patients reach extraordinary success. Our certified prosthetists are dedicated to delivering the right prosthetic and orthotic technologies, the right fit, and above all, the right ongoing personal support, to transform your life.