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VA Boston Healthcare System

 

Prosthetics and Sensory Aid Department

The Mission of the Prosthetic Treatment Center is to provide quality prosthetic, orthotic and sensory aid appliances to eligible beneficiaries through technical and administrative expertise to Veterans within the catchment area of VA Boston Healthcare System.

What are Prosthetics

Prosthetics is a broad term used to identify the total concept associated with replacing, supporting and/or complementing human anatomy impaired or destroyed as a result of trauma or disease. This term may be used to refer to orthotics, sensory aids, medical equipment, medical supplies, components, research, education and training, appliances, services, repairs, and any other related aspects of administering the total program.

A Prosthetist/Orthotist is a health professional who designs, measures, fabricates, and fits prostheses and orthoses. These professionals upgrade their knowledge, skills, and experience to ensure the best possible prosthesis or orthoses is provided for each individual patient.man, knees down, with a prosthetic leg

Prosthetic Services

The Prosthetics department at VA Boston Healthcare System is dedicated to providing the best care to our Veterans.

We provide a full range of equipment and services to Veterans. These range from items worn by the Veteran, such as an artificial limb or hearing aid; those that improve
accessibility, such as ramps and vehicle modifications; and devices surgically placed in the Veteran, such as hips and pacemakers.

In addition to providing medical devices, VA Boston also administers three unique programs to assist Veterans with disabilities. These programs include the Automobile adaptive equipment program, home improvement and structural alterations program and clothing allowance benefits. Please follow links below to learn more about these specialty programs.

Other links and services
 
Automotive Adaptive equipment  http://www.prosthetics.va.gov/AAE.asp
Home Improvement and Structural Alterations  http://www.prosthetics.va.gov/HISA2.asp
Clothing Allowance http://www.prosthetics.va.gov/Clothing_Allowance.asp 
Prosthetics and Sensory Aids Service Handbooks http://www.prosthetics.va.gov/PSAS_Handbooks.asp

Contact Info

Location

  • Jamaica Plain
    West Roxbury
    Brockton

Contact Number(s)

  • 857-364-5426
  • 857-203-6312

Hours of Operation

  • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Brockton Clinic open Tues. and Thurs. only