Ottobock

 

Please note that Ottobock Ireland is an independent limited company and is not affiliated to Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital. 

 

Summary of Services Provided

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Ottobock Ireland is a specialist provider in prosthetics, orthotics and orthopaedic footwear. The clinical service was founded in 1984 and is now one of the largest of its kind in Ireland. From our main clinical centres in Dublin and Cork we cover the majority of the country and a further 17 satellite clinics all across Ireland.

Ottobock is a leading global supplier of innovative products and services for people with limited mobility. We help people to maintain or regain their freedom of movement with high-quality, technologically sophisticated products and services. We are part of the Clinical Services Network  which is dedicated to help people gain maximum mobility and the greatest possible independence.

All our clients are individuals with unique aspirations, expectations and requirements and the Prosthetic and Orthotic services and devices provided by IDS are intended to optimise, meet or exceed these.

The Ottobock Prosthetists and Orthotists are trained to select the most appropriate devices, materials and components in terms of function, ease of use, appearance, cost benefit and reliability.

Prosthetic service or rehabilitation deals with the process of prescribing, manufacturing and fitting a prosthetic limb. Re-educating gait and other functions are also vital parts of this process. A prosthesis is an artificial limb that compensates for an absent or amputated limb segment, for example a hand, or a leg. Sometimes multiple limbs are needed for the person missing more than one limb.

Orthoses are biomechanical devices intended to support, correct or replace natural function and can be both stock items and custom made to suit the requirements of one specific individual.

Prosthetic servicesSpecialist/Orthopaedic/Customised footwear is intended to provide an improved level of fit and function which is not available from other sources. It is intended to provide a number of functions, for example:

  • Accommodation of foot shape and size.
  • Protection for ‘At Risk’ feet, for example feet prone to ulceration due to vascular decease.
  • Correction for unstable feet and ankles.

Along with our daily Prosthetic/Orthotic service, Ottobock senior clinical staff are also involved in the following clinics which are run in conjunction with Cappagh Hospital.

Foot clinic : A weekly consultant led surgery clinic attended by a senior Ottobock Orthotist is run in Cappagh Hospital to explore the potential of orthotic intervention should surgery not be an option.

Upper limb combined clinic : This clinic is held quarterly in conjunction with plastic surgeons from Temple St. and St James Hospital, upper limb Orthopedic specialist from Cappagh Hospital and a senior Prosthetist from Ottobock catering for patients with congenital upper limb deformities.

Limb lengthening clinic : This clinic is held monthly led by the Orthopedic consultant from Cappagh Hospital and a senior Clinician from Ottobock and caters for patients with congenital limb deficiencies.

Tumour Prosthetic Team :  Together with other Health Care Professionals we work closely to support the needs of those undergoing amputation or other surgery following complications subsequent to cancer.

 

Orthotic and Prosthetic Services

LegOttobock Ireland has been serving Cappagh Hospital and its clients as a specialist Prosthetics, Orthotics and Footwear provider since 1990 and is located on the Hospital grounds. We are one of the major suppliers of orthotic and prosthetic services and devices in the country.

These services are available to private and publicly funded clients, with all initial assessments being free of charge. Privately funded clients may not need a formal referral from a health care professional and can contact Ottobock Ireland  directly for assessment, the Ottobock Ireland staff will advise at the time of initial assessment if a formal referral from a health care professional is required. For those clients expecting to be funded by the HSE a referral from a health care professional will be required.

In addition to our daily Cappagh Prosthetic and Orthotic clinic, we have an additional 13 satellite clinics around the country, which you may find more convenient to attend if you reside outside Dublin.

Today Ottobock Ireland is part of the world wide Otto Bock Healthcare Group of companies. Our direct link with Otto Bock not only aids us in our mission to be at the forefront of new methods of treatment and products, but it also gives us a significant resource should there be a need to avail of further expertise.Ottobock Ireland provides educational training to students studying Prosthetics and Orthotics at the Universities of Strathclyde (Glasgow) and Salford (Manchester), as well as education and assistance to allied Health Care Professionals.

Hours of Service

Monday-Thursday: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Fridays: 8.30am - 3.00pm

Contact Details

Call us:  +353 (0) 1834 8970

We’re sorry, but we’re closed on Saturdays and Sundays. (Please check with your service provider for call charges.)

Write to us:

If you prefer, you can write to us at: Ottobock Ltd, Independent Disablement Services, Cappagh Hospital, Finglas, Dublin 11, Ireland

For further information, please visit our website
www.ottobock.ie

Mission Statement

We are inspired by the love of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy.

We strive to Care for all patients with excellence, Cherish the uniqueness of each person and Treat them with compassion, love and integrity.

We are constantly challenged to meet the needs of our times in all aspects of care, through ongoing education and research.