Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics
410 N Hillside
Wichita, KS, 67214
Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics is the core business of the company. It provides patient care services to more than 650,000 patients every year. With more than 600 patient care centers across the United States, Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics employs approximately 25% of the nation’s O&P professionals.
Orthotics is the custom design, fabrication and fitting of braces and supports for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. These conditions may range from short-term, sports-related injuries to long-term, progressive neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Prosthetics is the custom design, fabrication and fitting of artificial limbs.
Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics also offers postmastectomy care and a specialty footwear program for diabetics. While our various programs are targeted to the specific needs of distinct patient groups, their goals are identical — to maximize the ability of each patient to successfully perform activities of daily living.
Spinal, Neck and Back Braces
Spinal orthoses, which include neck and back braces, are used to support and stabilize areas of the body from the jaw to the lower back and cervical spine. These types of braces may be used postoperatively to promote proper and safe healing, to treat a chronic disease or condition such as a arthritis or or used to treat an injury, such as whiplash.
Cervical Collar and Orthosis
A neck brace is cervical collar or cervical orthosis and may be used to treat an injury, provide support for degenerative disease that affects neck strength, or as a postoperative stabilization device. Cervical collars range from a soft style to a rigid style. Cervical orthosis are designed to fit the body anywhere from the jaw to the chest.
Spinal Orthoses, Back Braces and Supports
The spine can be likened to a slinky. When one segment of the spine moves it creates motion above and below it. Due to this inherent motion when treating the spine it is necessary to treat both above and below the involved area.
Spinal orthoses are divided into flexible and rigid supports. They are also defined according to which portion of the vertebral column they stabilize. Therefore a CO is a cervical orthosis and a TLSO would be a thoraco-lumbo-sacral orthosis. Each type of orthosis is effective on specific areas of the spine.
Scoliosis Orthoses are an important category of spinal braces. This type of brace is used to treat a lateral or side to side “S” curvature of the spine in children, teens and adults.
Depending on the severity of the scoliosis the treatment may be a metal brace that is worn at all times or a nighttime or bending brace that is only worn while sleeping.
The idea of selecting a prosthetic provider can be overwhelming. That is why Hanger offers every patient personalized service close to home combined with the resources of the nation’s leading prosthetic and orthotic company in the world.
Each Hanger practice is locally operated under the direction of a board-certified practice manager ensuring individualized care and attention. Practitioners work closely with patients, physicians and the entire rehabilitation team to develop the best plan of treatment and support. The added benefit of a national network of internationally-renowned professionals available for consultation provides an unparalleled level of clinical expertise.
Hanger believes continuing education and training are critical to providing excellent service. Every Hanger practitioner is required to participate in annual training programs on subjects ranging from the latest technological advancements to compliance issues. As a result, Hanger practitioners are some of the most highly-trained in the industry.
And if a patient should move or travel, Hanger’s extensive network of care centers—nearly 640 nationwide—offer a quality continuum of care throughout their lives.
Upper Extremity Prosthetics Program
Hanger’s Upper Extremity Prosthetics Program is the largest and most reputable in the world. Compared to the average independent prosthetic clinic, which only sees one or two cases a year, Hanger sees hundreds of upper extremity cases each year. Because of this, Hanger is able to bring world-class expertise and experience to a very specialized field.
Lower Extremity Prosthetics Program
Hanger’s Lower Extremity Prosthetics Program provides patients with the most advanced and clinically appropriate technology to help them meet their goals and regain independence. Hanger practitioners are especially skilled in dealing with patients who have complex amputations or fitting needs.
These specialized programs, combined with our cutting edge technologies, such as the ComfortFlex Socket System, Insignia and the WalkAide System, have propelled Hanger to the forefront of the industry.