TLCU uses the latest in manufacturing technologies from around the world and is the only private clinic in Australia using a robot in the production process of prosthetic and orthotic devices.
So whilst our clinicians have experience in both traditional methods of ‘Plaster of Paris’ casting and 3D colour digital scanning, digital scanning is fast becoming the preferred method. This method involves using a white light 3D colour scanner and highly specialised CADCAM software to capture an image of the limb digitally on screen. Our robot then mills the shaped form out of polyurethane foam which is used to custom make your device.
Our goal is to become a ‘Plaster-of-Paris-less’ clinic!
If you would like to talk to our team about working with 3d scans, digital pictures or even CT and MRI scans feel free to call today.
“Ok I admit it I am a techno freak! Perth may be one of the most remote cities in the world but my
passion is for TLCU to be a leader in cutting edge technologies in our field. I can confidently say TLCU
is the most technologically advanced P&O facility in Australia and we continue to improve.”
Mark Hills – Owner and Director
Nowadays modern practices use digital technology to capture the shape of the remaining limb or the limb that needs supporting. We use scanning technology that allows less than .5mm room for error. Instead of telling you how it works, a video says a thousand words, check out our robot in action and learn how TLCU save you time and money.
The design processes TLCU use are:
TLCU will scan and capture the shape of the remaining limb or the limb that needs supporting
Within minutes our robot will then create and accurate foam mold
The team uses that mold as a base to then create a personalised device
The device will then be fitted and adjusted by your personal prosthetist