Frequently Asked Questions from Hamilton Prosthetics

How expensive is a prosthesis?

With Hamilton Prosthetics & Orthotics, you will be given an up-front estimate for the cost of your prosthesis, which can depend upon many factors. These factors can include the type of prosthesis and amputation. Prostheses typically increase in cost with complexity and amount of bodily coverage.


How can I afford my prosthesis?

There is no need to worry about how you are going to pay for your prosthesis—there are many government programs to assist you. If you qualify, the ADP (Assistive Devices Program) may pay up to 75% the cost of your prosthesis. The remaining balance may be funded by these organizations, private insurance and other methods. We are well versed in this type of funding.


In order to begin the funding application process, you must first make an appointment at an ADP Registered Amputee Clinic. The staff, including doctors, prosthetists and physiotherapists, will determine your needs and qualifications for funding.


When can I expect to receive my prosthesis?

Typically you can expect your prosthesis to be completed within 2-6 weeks. Before you can receive your prosthesis, it must be cast, manufactured and fitted.


Do I need to replace my prosthesis on a regular basis?

Yes. Depending upon your medical profile and lifestyle, your limb will probably need to be replaced every 2-5 years. ADP funds a replacement or socket change once every 3 years.

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