GMAA PROSTHETICS

Grant Monaghan & Associates are a consultant-led prosthetic provider with full multidisciplinary team back up.  We are a specialist team that strives to focus on providing excellent care for lower and upper limb loss patients.

Our team of skilled and experienced Prosthetists will match your needs and specific presentation to the appropriate technology, techniques, and innovations.

We pride our care on individual based approaches with a personal touch, working with you to understand your objectives and expectations, to obtain your mobility goals.

Our combined goal is to provide functional prosthetics that assist in achieving daily activities, therefore bettering quality of life and restoring mobility.

A leading provider of prosthetic services

Grant Monaghan & Associates were established in 2007 and have worked towards perfection for over 15 years. Our Prosthetists have extensive experience in fitting prostheses while using the most advanced technology to provide patients with an artificial limb that is comfortable, functional and enhances their day-to-day life.

We supply, fit, and repair all types of artificial limbs, including:

  • Above knee – Trans-femoral.
  • Below knee – Trans-tibial.
  • Partial foot solutions.
  • Through hip – Hip disarticulation.
  • Above elbow – Trans-humeral.
  • Below elbow – Trans-radial.
  • Shoulder disarticulation.

We are experienced in fitting a wide range of contemporary componentry, including, but not limited to:

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OTTO BOCK MICROPROCESSOR-CONTROLLED KNEE JOINTS AND FEET

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OSSUR MICROPROCESSOR-CONTROLLED KNEE JOINTS AND FEET

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TOUCH BIONICS I-LIMB AND OTTO BOCK MYO-ELECTRIC DEVICES

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VACUUM AND PIN LOCK SOCKET SYSTEMS

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OSSUR TRANS-FEMORAL AND TRANS-TIBIAL DIRECT SOCKET SYSTEMS

GMAA have recorded years of excellent service, enabling us to treat patients who are provided for by the Road Accident Fund, WCA and Medical Aid. We are also able to assist  private prosthetic patients from all over Africa.

We are fortunate to offer consultations at one of our many practices in Johannesburg. We have facilities based in Rivonia/Sandton and Netcare Garden City Hospital.

Consultations can be made via bookings:

Rivonia:
0118036649

Netcare Garden City:
0118375987

Post operative treatment

Ossur rigid dressing – Designed for trans-tibial amputations only.

After an amputation was performed, the removable rigid dressing should be applied. It is designed to immobilize, protect, and control oedema in the trans-tibial residual limb.

Unlike plaster of Paris, the removable rigid dressing can be hardened and softened repeatedly, to permit easy observation of the post operative wound and allow stump volume fluctuations. The rigid dressing is normally replaced by a compression garment when stitches are removed.

Continuous pressure is applied to the residual limb (Coning) in preparation for prosthetic fitting. Coning is done over a period of three to six weeks.

Prosthesis prescription.

At GM&A, our priority is quality, function and catering to the individual. This ethos is carried through in the production of modular leg prostheses. The prosthetist’s choice of correct prosthetic components is a decisive factor for the success of the patient fitting.

Initial consultations with our prosthetist, physiotherapist and biokineticist are focused on each individual’s presentation. Consultations allow our team to formulate and advise on prosthesis prescription, functional goals, and general muscle strengthening programs for improved comfort and mobility.

With the large array of prosthetic components on the market today, we are guided by an internationally recognised mobility grading system developed by Otto bock in 1994.  With the aid of the Mobis system, we can immediately recognize the mobility grade and the weight load for which functional parts like prosthetic feet, knee and hip joints are recommended.

For structural parts like adapters and tube adapters, classification according to the patient’s weight and impact level is valid as usual.

Gait Rehabilitation.

At Grant Monaghan & Associates, we work closely with a wide range of rehabilitation professionals – some located in the same location. Our therapists work as a close-knit organized team, that is focused on a patient’s individual needs.

FAQ’s

How do I get an appointment with Grant Monaghan & Associates?

Kindly complete the online form on the Contact Us page of our website and one of our staff members will contact you for an appointment date and time. Alternatively, please contact one of our rooms at the numbers provided to make an appointment telephonically.

What happens after my initial assessment? 

You, or your referring doctor and/ or medical aid will be forwarded a report or letter detailing our recommendations based on the assessment findings and your discussions. This will include specifications of appropriate equipment and an estimate of the costs (proforma invoice) as well as short-term rehabilitation needs. We are unable to provide fixed quotations for quantities of therapy due to the uncertainty of personal needs. Your therapist will however tell you the costs per session of these services.

What will Grant Monaghan & Associates expect of me? 

As a client you will be asked to participate fully in your rehabilitation plan. This may include some form of “homework”, for example, an exercise routine, monitoring the equipment behaviour during different activities and provide feedback so we can adjust equipment or amend your rehabilitation plan. Your full participation will assist in gaining better results making your rehabilitation plan more successful. You must inform the staff if at any time you are not happy with how your rehabilitation is progressing.

At GM&A, we have strong opinions on what makes for successful treatment programmes, apart from our professional competence. The best outcome can only be achieved when there is full commitment from both the therapy team and the patient.

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