Latrobe Regional Hospital

Prosthetics and Orthotics

 

The Prosthetics Department at Latrobe Regional Hospital has undergone a major upgrade and boasts purpose-built facilities.

What we do

The Prosthetics Department offers a range of services related to the provision of external prostheses for child and adult amputees including:

  • amputee clinic
  • prosthetics for outpatients and inpatients.
  • The P&O facility is fully-equipped and provides a comprehensive clinical and manufacturing service on site.

Who we care for

We provide treatment for a wide range of private and public clients:

  • people who require an amputation
  • people who have been admitted to hospital or who are living in the community having undergone an amputation
  • long term and experienced prosthetic users

Clinical service

Services that support individuals with limb loss and deficiency include:

  • interim prosthetic management
  • lower limb prosthetic management, including microprocessor technology and osseo-integration
  • upper limb prosthetic management
  • telehealth appointments
  • utilising gait analysis video technology and laser alignment tools. 

Amputee Clinic

The Amputee Clinic is run weekly. Your appointment is with a Rehabilitation Consultant, Senior Prosthetist and a Senior Physiotherapist. The aim of the clinic is to assess your needs and develop a tailored management plan to help achieve goals. This management is ongoing.

Funding

LRH sees patients funded under all systems including;

  • Victorian Artificial Limb Program which provides prosthetic care free of charge to Medicare eligible public patients
  • NDIS
  • WorkCover
  • TAC
  • DVA
  • Private

What to bring to your first appointment

  • Medicare card
  • test results including relevant x-rays, scans, ultrasounds and pathology reports
  • list of medicines you are currently taking, including supplements and vitamins
  • glasses, hearing aid, walking frame
  • the prosthesis and liners (if you have one already)

How to access this service

Call Allied Health reception on 03 5173 8383 for further information on the Amputee Clinic or to speak with a Prosthetist.

The Prosthetics and Orthotics team support a telehealth consultation from their department at Latrobe Regional Hospital.

Referrals

A referral is needed to the Amputee Clinic from your GP.

  • Ph: 03 5173 8383
  • Fax: 03 5173 8173
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Location

  • Consulting Suite 6, Latrobe Regional Hospital, via Village Avenue, Traralgon VIC 3844
  • Free parking available at front of building.

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday 8am - 4.30pm

Latrobe Regional Hospital is a teaching hospital and accepts La Trobe University undergraduate P&O student placements.

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For general enquiries to Latrobe Regional Hospital
Telephone: 03 5173 8000 - Fax: 03 5173 8444
Email: enquiries@lrh.com.au

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Address
10 Village Avenue, Traralgon West, Victoria, 3844
PO Box 424, Traralgon, Victoria,3844
ABN: 18 128 843 652

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