The orthotic department helps with the treatment and rehabilitation of patients by providing ‘bodily worn devices’ or ‘orthoses’. These could include:
- Back supports
- Elastic hosiery
- Knee braces
These devices are usually given to either remedy or relieve a medical condition or disability, and may prevent the development of more disabling conditions.
We also loan walking aids to patients such as:
- Elbow crutches
- Fischer crutches/sticks
- Gutter crutches/frames
- Walking frames/sticks
To obtain an aid from Barnsley Hospital, you have to be under the care of a consultant or other professional (i.e. physiotherapist). You may also be given an aid for your condition following a visit to the emergency department.
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