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Specialist prosthetics

Published on 20 August 2020

The Specialist Prosthetics Service is responsible for the assessment, prescription and provision of state-of-the-art (SOTA) prostheses. A single multidisciplinary team based on two sites provides this service. The service locations are West of Scotland Mobility and Rehabilitation Centre (WestMARC) at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, and the Southeast Mobility and Rehabilitation Technology (SMART) centre at Astley Ainslie Hospital in Edinburgh.

What are specialist prosthetics?

Specialist prosthetics cover a wide range of SOTA devices including, but not limited to:

  • microprocessor controlled knees
  • microprocessor controlled multi-articulating upper limbs
  • specialist foot and ankle joints
  • sporting limbs

The service is available to eligible prosthetic limb users resident in Scotland. It covers those who fall into the following:

  • armed forces veterans (recent discharges) who have had a SOTA prosthesis fitted by the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC), Stanford Hall
  • referral for assessment of armed forces amputees whose amputations are a result of service-attributable injuries. They'll also be currently attending a prosthetics centre in Scotland (the Armed Forces Covenant)
  • any other prosthetics service user currently resident in Scotland who fulfils the eligibility criteria

Lead clinician

John Colvin, Lead Clinician and Clinical Service Manager

NSD contact

Programme Manager, Jennifer Haston – jennifer.haston@nhs.scot – 0131 314 1594

Address

West of Scotland Mobility and Rehabilitation Centre (WestMARC)
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
1345 Govan Road
Glasgow
G51 4TF

Southeast Mobility and Rehabilitation Technology (SMART) Centre
Astley Ainslie Hospital
133 Grange Road
Edinburgh
EH9 2HL