Member Spotlight: Fourroux Prosthetics
Orthotics & Prosthetics
on August 18, 2021
Fourroux Prosthetics, an OPGA member since 2013, is committed to making a difference in the lives of everyone they serve. By utilizing advanced prosthetics technology and providing unmatched and individualized comprehensive solutions, the highly-trained and certified staff at Fourroux understands the daily challenges of an amputee patient.
Fourroux was recently featured in the May 2021 edition of the O&P Almanac, in which their patient transportation services were highlighted. You can read the article here.
OPGA wanted to further highlight the many ways in which the staff at Fourroux Prosthetics serves the O&P community through their unique approach, their innovative technology, and their additional services and resources that they offer.
Q: Can you tell us a little about Fourroux Prosthetics and what makes your approach unique?
Jenn Arnold, Executive Patient Care Coordinator: We at Fourroux Prosthetics pride ourselves in our commitment to elevating the level of care that is provided to prosthetic patients. For years amputees have been asked to accept a less than a desired outcome, and to adapt their lifestyle around their prosthesis.
Fourroux's approach to prosthetic care is unique. We don't just provide a prosthesis, we provide an experience that is rich in quality care, education, the use of innovative prosthetic technology to elevate patient outcomes. We provide a gateway to an improved quality of life for amputees and their families. It’s our driving force and has given us purpose to grow and change lives in 8 clinics across Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and Missouri.
Q: What is the innovative technology that you reference, and what are the benefits?
Eli Walls, ABC Prosthetics Resident Prosthetist: Within our approach is a unique patented method that gives us the ability to design, fit, and fabricate a custom prosthesis in just one day. We use a laser scanner system to acquire a 3D shape of our patient’s limb, which is then modified custom to the patient’s needs in our computer aided design software. This eliminates the inconsistences associated with the use of conventional methods and enables us to provide the highest quality prosthetic devices in the least amount of time.
As a result, we have more time to spend with the patient during the test fitting, where we manually gauge socket pressures and receive valuable patient feedback on how the socket fits and feels. It also gives us more time to provide education to our patients and their families, listen to their concerns, give them information, resources, and answer questions about their prosthetic care. So ultimately, the greatest benefit to using this state-of-the-art technology is the time it gives us to build relationships with our patients while at the same time providing them with unmatched, quality prosthetic care.
Q: What other services and resources do you offer?
Justin Haynes, CPO/LPO & Clinic Lead in Huntsville, AL:
Free Local Transportation
We make sure that all of our patients have access to the high level of care, when they need care. One way that we do this is by providing a free local transportation service to and from their Fourroux appointments to all of our patients who need it. We have a handicap-accessible van and an amazing transportation team who pick up patients at their home or desired location, bring them to the office, and then take them home when their appointment is finished.
Regular Follow-Up Visits
We keep all of our patients on a frequent follow-up schedule, as well as allow our patients to come into any of our offices any time they need or want to. We know that things change frequently with our patients. Their prosthesis fit can and will change over time, and in some instances for some individuals from the morning to the afternoon. Even the smallest change can mean the difference for our patient. For instance, it can be the difference for them to make it to work that day, or make it to their child’s basketball game, or just being able to walk to get the mail.
You can learn more about Fourroux's services by watching their video here.
Fourroux Prosthetics believes that utilizing this wholistic approach to patient care will build a relationship for life with their patients, and that is what their approach to patient care is completely centered around. The staff at Fourroux Prosthetics are continually doing whatever it takes to help their patients live their best life and achieve their goals, some of which they might have not even have set yet. If you would like more information about Fourroux Prosthetics and the services they provide, please visit their website at www.fourroux.com.
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