OrthoGeorgia is proud to offer high quality care to the Central Georgia region.
Staffed with Certified Orthopaedic Technologists (OTC) and Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) with an added Certification in Orthotic Fitting, our OrthoGeorgia DME departments have over 55 years of DME experience. Our mission is to provide consistent, high quality and compassionate care to our patients; through patient education programs, availability, and accessibility we endeavor to build enduring relationships with our patients.
OrthoGeorgia Durable Medical Equipment (DME) is dedicated to providing the highest quality orthopedic rehabilitation and pain management products, services and education to patients at the time they need them. Having onsite DME services presents a convenience for the patient by having a selection of braces available for patients who require immediate bracing and other assistive devices. This service provides the physician with the ability to evaluate the patient in a brace, or a physical therapist the ability to work with a patient using an assistive device before they leave the office.
OrthoGeorgia’s DME/Casting Services:
- Waterproof Casting
- DRYPRO cast covers for swimming
- Upper & Lower Extremity Custom Bracing/Education
- Preventative Sport Bracing/Education
- Spine Bracing/Education
- Custom Spine Bracing – exclusive provider for Mign
- Compression Stockings/Education
- Foot Orthotics
- Crutch, Walker and Single & Quad Cane/Fittings and Education
- Cold Therapy – SquidGo
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What is an Orthopaedic Technologist?
The Certified Orthopaedic Technologist (OTC) is a specifically trained allied health care individual who assists the orthopaedic surgeon in the practice of medicine. An OTC is an extension of the orthopaedic surgeon and assists in the care of sick and disabled persons. OTCs must have the ability to relate well to other people, be considerate of their conditions and able to communicate with patients in understanding their anxieties and fears. An OTC is familiar with routine office and departmental procedures and is able to perform certain basic nursing functions.
An expert in plaster and synthetic cast application, an OTC is responsible for instructing patients about the dangers of this form of treatment. An OTC has the skill to remove casts with care and fragility, is equipped with the general principles of traction techniques, prepares or sets up specific types of traction requested by the orthopaedic surgeon and is able to assess patients in traction, detect deficiencies in the apparatus and make adjustments as necessary.
The OTC may perform as a first assistant to the orthopaedic surgeon in the operating suite. To do this, the OTCs must understand medical and surgical asepsis. This would include preparing for surgical procedures, assembling and preparing the fracture table to the specifications of the orthopaedic surgeon.
The OTC is able to fit and adjust canes, crutches and walkers, as well as give patients instruction on the use of these walking aids. Other important responsibilities of the OTC are the ability to apply simple braces, prosthetics, perform minor adjustments and repairs, as well as fabricate splints for various conditions under the direction of the orthopaedic surgeon.