A-Z of Hanger Orthotics
With hundreds of patient care centers, Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc (Hanger Orthotics). is one of the world’s top providers of orthotic and prosthetic products and services. Their vision to enhance human physical capability is evident in the wide range of products and services they offer, as well as in their unsurpassed customer service. Their clinically differentiated programs and use of the most advanced technology ensures that their patients receive valuable rehabilitation service and products, while their customer service ensures that patients receive treatment in a professional and caring environment.
What Do They Do?
Hanger Orthopedic Group, in addition to regular Hanger orthotics products and services, also has several specialty programs for certain conditions. These include:
Diabetic Foot Care Program – out of the roughly 26 million people in the US with diabetes, most of whom experience foot problems, this program takes a comprehensive approach to maintaining foot health.
Pediatric Orthotic Cranial Bands – among the services and products for children from birth to 18 years of age, they offer 30 designs of cranial bands, used for painless reshaping of the head of an infant who has deformational plagiocephaly.
Burn Treatment featuring the Hanger Burn Mask –in order to rebuild a patient’s self-esteem after severe burn injuries, Hanger treats patients with innovative technology and comprehensive wound care. Their custom burn mask is molded from the patients face, fitting directly against the skin. This mask aids in the healing process by protecting the skin from unwanted irritants, and preventing build-up of collagen fibres.
Post-mastectomy Services – designed to restore a positive body image, their mastectomy products are fit by a certified mastectomy fitter, through individualized and private service.
Stance Control Orthotics – In order to replace traditional locked knee orthotics which required a patient to modify their walking to compensate for the locked knee, new technology allows Hanger to fit their patients with stance control orthotics which allows the knee to move freely during the swing phase of a step and lock the knee while standing.
Hanger Orthopedic Group offers a wide range of products for more common orthopedic problems such as:
Orthopedic Shoes and Inserts – they offer custom made shoes and inserts, ankle/foot orthotics, healing shoes and shoe modifications. Those with vascular diseases or diabetes benefit from accommodative foot orthosis which help prevent sores and blisters. Biomechanical issues are treated with functional foot orthosis which are used as a form of prevention and post injury treatment. Healing shoes and surgical cast boots and shoes support the foot and muscles to help stabilize ulcers and fractures and also for postoperative management.
Pediatric Orthotic Services – Hanger offers pediatric orthotics in the form of orthoses for scoliosis, spine, neck and back, upper and lower extremity orthoses.
In an effort to help those who may not be able to pay for their orthopedic services and products, Hanger Orthopedic Group has taken the initiative to travel to Afghanistan, Haiti, and Vietnam through their Ivan R. Sabel Foundation, taking orthopedic care to patients in countries who are in great need of assistance.
Their history of giving back to those in need further proves this company’s dedication to enhancing human physical capability, regardless of financial gain.