Our Amputees Together meeting on May 16, 2013 was a hit! The theme was ‘How It’s Made’: an opportunity for amputees to go ‘behind the scenes’ at our on-site central fabrication laboratory. MORE
June 26 2013,Advancements In Orthotic Technology For The Lower Limb & Orthotic Management of the High Tone Patient
June 27 2013, 12:00 AMAmputee Coalition Annual Conference
July 13 2013, 10:00 AMAmputees Together of Florida, Inc. Pinellas Meeting
Please refer to information
and Order Form, below.
QuickLite™ Covers from Westcoast are durable, light-weight endoskeletal covers designed for use on preparatory and permanent prostheses. Made of polyethylene foam and pre-shaped to reduce fabrication time, the covers are easily removed for alignment adjustments and easily reapplied — in a fraction of the time it takes with more traditional options.
Weighing no more than 2 ounces with an average installation time of 30 minutes, the covers are an affordable, user-friendly option to help protect inner components, clothing and present a more realistic appearance for wearers. Split covers are available for use in cases requiring frequent removal and for active wearers who want the flexibility of being able to remove and reinstall the covers on their own.
- Great with preparatory and permanent prostheses
- Made of lightweight, durable polyethylene foam
- Sandable and they weigh only 2 ounces
- B/K covers are available in 4 sizes, left or right
- A/K discontinuous covers are available in 2 sizes, left or right
- Split covers are available for more frequent or self-removal
- Fabrication time averages 30 minutes
- Easily removable for adjustments, easily reinstalled
- Shorter patient appointments
- Durable, light-weight, washable and user-friendly
- Protect inner components and clothing
- Can be worn “as is” or covered with cosmetic hose or protective skin
- Present a more realistic appearance
Once installed, the covers can be worn “as is”, covered with cosmetic hose or finished with off-the-shelf or custom skin.
Cosmetic stockings (much like in-store knee- or thigh-high hosiery) are worn pulled over the prosthetic foot and cover, often in layers of different shades that combine to approximate various skin tones.
Pre-fabricated skins are thin, rubber-like hose available in a variety of shades, also worn pulled over the prosthetic foot and cover. They provide the best moisture resistance, provide realism and are widely available.
Custom protective skins can be painted by hand onto the covers, providing an extremely realistic appearance that includes hair, tattoos and birthmarks as requested by the wearer.
Insurance companies (including those following Medicare guidelines) do pay for covers for permanent prostheses. Coverage determination is based on the fact that covers do provide a functional role in preserving the life of prosthetic devices.
Our QuickLite Order Form below left, gives you the option to place your order electronically by completing the form and clicking the “Click Here to Email Order Form” button. You can also print out the form (filling it out either online or by hand) and fax it to us at the number listed on the form.
The QuickLite Sizing Chart and Step-by-Step Installation Instructions also below, will show you how to measure to size your order and how to install the b/k covers and the a/k covers. Please call us if you have any questions at the numbers listed.