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Since 1991 the name Prosthetic Design Inc. has stood for CAD/CAM integration through modular parts and production materials. With a work smarter, time efficacy spirit, and a creative, well developed entrepreneurial skill set, Tracy Slemker founded Prosthetic Design Inc.

With CAD/CAM firmly entrenched in main stream industry the orthotic and prosthetic industry was slowly moving into the first of many software and hardware elements made specifically for the prosthetic industry. At the same time funding and reimbursements were and are consistently declining for custom made artificial limbs. What once was an artesian craft is consistently moving into an engineering science. Tracy Slemker saw the need for components that enhanced the use of CAD/CAM allowing increased modularity and adjustability maintaining a predictable low profile attachment and suspension. Today PDI is located in Clayton Ohio and continues to develop and refine the process of prosthetic manufacture, assembly, and adjustability for the clinician, technician, and patient. Here is a short list of our milestones.

1991 Developed the first modular 4-hole low profile locking device that also serves as a socket attachment component.
1992 Shapemaker software develops first software tool to create a component void for the PDI lock.
1994 Developed first urethane carving blanks for prosthetic industry.
1995 Tracy Slemker CPO received AAOP Award for Outstanding Creativity in Orthotics and Prosthetics.
1996 Developed the first rotating and sliding pyramid technology in the prosthetic industry.
1997 Developed the industry first socket extraction tooling and fixtures for rapid shape production.
1998 PDI becomes worldwide dealer for Benz carver equipment.
1998 PDI retains the rights to the original Rapid Shape plastic formulation developed by a grant from the British Government.
1999 PDI and Tracer CAD Corporation release first carver/software combination to carve 3D AFO shapes.
2000 PDI launches industry first Pro-Lab mobile training vehicle built specifically for Cad-Cam production training.
2001 PDI launches Flex-Con line of products along with modular low profile offset plates.
2002 PDI Trigger Knee Chassis released to industry.
2003 Adjustable plunger pin released.
2005 Industry first BK by measurement technology released.
2008 PDI converts modular component lines to carbon fiber including Flex-Con and offset plates.
2009 Release of elevated vacuum modular connecting components.


 
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Prosthetic Design, Inc. specializes in the following services:

  • Central Fabrication
  • Customer Education Classes

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Here you can browse through an entire list of frequently asked questions that we have compiled over our many years of experience.

My lock keeps making a clicking noise, how do I stop it?

Put pin washer on top of plunger pin PN#: PINWA1/2, PINWA1/4


My lock is coroding, why?

The lock is water-resistant not water proof, if using lock in salt water, rinse in fresh water and dry with blow dryer.


My reinforcment busing on my lock is worn out, how can I replace it?

Due to the machining of the lock, the reinforcement cannot be replaced by itself, you will need to replace the entire lock or lower housing.


How do I change a lock to top loaded?

You can remove, replace, or service Prosthetic Design's locks without damanging the cosmetic cover.

To convert:
Step 1: Remove the (4) X-PS screws on the underside of the lock, and carefully separate the upper and lower housings.
Step 2: Remove (4) M6NUTs
Step 3: Install (4) M6X20TL bolts (included with lock)
Step 4: Reassemble lock and reinstall the (4) X-PS screws.


My plunger pin is wearing out rather quickly, how do I stop this?

This is from improper plunger pin alignment; the way to resolve this is to use a longer plunger pin along with a PYR, STEALTH360 or PYR-TL, or the RZ1 (this may require a new socket).


My push button keeps binding up, what should I do?

Loosen the (4) M6 bolts first, if this works then the socket attachment surface is not flat; if loosening the bolts does not work, disassemble the lock, clean and reassemble lock.


My push button keeps getting hit and my leg is disconnecting, how do I stop this?

Use our shorter push button that won't protrude as much OR use our pull release lock.
PN#: X-PSHB-SH or X-PUL-PLUS


How do I stop my Pyramid from rotating?

Tighten the four setscrews of your pylon or pyramid receiver.


How do I stop my Pyramid from sliding?

Tighten the four setscrews on the interfacing component.


Can I modify the CosmEasy?

Yes! The CosmEasy is made out of a urethane foam that can easily be cut to size or ground down to accomodate your desired shape. Also, stockings can be glued to the CosmEasy.



 

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We have compiled a comprehensive list of useful and informative links all over the internet to help you find all the information you need.

American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP) is dedicated to promoting professionalism and advancing the standards of patient care through education, literature, research, advocacy and collaboration.

American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics
The American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) is the national certifying and accrediting body for the orthotic and prosthetic profession. ABC's mission is to encourage and promote the highest standards of professionalism in the delivery of orthotic and prosthetic services. Through the individual certification programs and facility accreditation, ABC advances the competency of practitioners, promotes the quality and effectiveness of orthotic and prosthetic care, and maintains the integrity of the profession.

Amputee Coalition of America (ACA
The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization with the mission of reaching out to people with limb loss and empowering them through education, support and advocacy. It maintains the National Limb Loss Information Center, the nation's most comprehensive source of information for people living with limb differences.

American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association
The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) works to influence policies affecting the O&P profession through government relations efforts. AOPA staff provides expert guidance on coding, compliance and reimbursement issues. AOPA also publishes the O&P Almanac, a monthly magazine with the latest O&P news and a circulation over 15,000. A not-for-profit trade association, AOPA membership includes over 1,900 O&P patient care facilities and suppliers.

ITEM Coalition
The ITEM Coalition was formed in 2003, and its 74 member organizations include a diverse set of disability groups, aging organizations, consumer groups, labor organizations, voluntary health associations, and non-profit provider associations. The ITEM Coalition's purpose is to raise awareness and build support for policies that improve coverage of assistive devices, technologies and related services for people with disabilities of all ages.

National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education
The National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) is the accreditation body for the orthotics and prosthetics profession. As such, its primary mission and obligation is to ensure educational and residency programs meet the minimum standards of quality to prepare individuals to enter the orthotics and prosthetics profession. A key to the O&P accreditation system is ensuring that education remains fundamentally sound, responsible, responsive and effective. This in turn provides for public confidence in the integrity and quality of O&P education and residency programs.

oandp.com, the global information portal for orthotics and prosthetics
oandp.com, the global information portal for orthotics and prosthetics, is an Internet portal dedicated to providing comprehensive information and services to the orthotics and prosthetics profession. The vision of oandp.com is to make as much information as possible freely available to both professionals and consumers, toward the goal of improving the quality of care provided by O&P professionals and the quality of life of their patients.

Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistance Fund
The Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistance Fund (OPAF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enabling individuals with physical disabilities - especially those served by members of the orthotics and prosthetics community - to enjoy the rewards of personal achievement, physical fitness, and social interaction. OPAF achieves these goals by demonstrating the benefits that individuals with physical challenges receive from physical activity through their First clinics, which include First Volley, First Swim, and First Swing.


 

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  Welcome to the what's new area. Come back often to this section of our website as we will continue to update it with our latest informative articles, downloads, and videos.
SID-KIT - Socket Identifier
Prosthetic Design's new Socket IDentifier (SID) is an easy-to-use labeler in accordance with the FDA's new laws to track medical devices. The kit comes prepared for use in both thermoplastic and lamination fabrication with the quick exchange of a wheel. Quickly type out the unique identifier for a socket and stamp it on thermoplastic sockets or use the adhesive to stick it on laminated sockets. The SID-KIT provides discreet, but permanent identification for both patient and practitioner satisfaction.
Cosm-Easy - Cosmetic Cover
Prosthetic Design's Cosmetic Cover is designed to provide a natural appearance over the prosthetic knee. The cosmetic cover helps to protect the prosthetic knee from scratches. The unique internal shape provides ease of donning / doffing and also creates a close fit to the prosthetic knee. The cosmetic cover is made of durable urethane foam and can be cut down or ground to fit various limb sizes.
FLEXCON - Flexion Contracture Plate
Made of lightweight carbon fiber, the FLEXCON provides angular compensation for hip flexion contractures and the proper offset to achieve TKA alignment while absorbing shock, conserving energy and normalizing gait. The FLEXCON is labor-saving, 3/8" thick, hosts the standard European 4-hole pattern, and connects to most popular knee-shin systems. US Patent Pending
EV-MAN-VLV - Manifold with Air Fitting and Valve
The EV-MAN-VLV provides a combination manifold and valve/release for transferring air bi-directionally through the EVLS and vacuum socket system.
Prosthetic Design is proud to present our new SealMateTM Liners
Prosthetic Design, Inc. is proud to introduce our new SealMate Liner. Its distal end mates perfectly to our entire line of Xtreme and Elevated Vacuum Locks. Our SealMate Liner produces an air-tight seal, which eliminates voids and provides superior patient comfort. Try one on your patient today!
Features of the SealMate Liner

Easy to don and doff Mates perfectly with PDI modular connectors Designed specifically for use with passive and/or elevated vacuum Increase fitting options with a single liner design.
OP-FULLCF-LP - 1.41" Carbon Fiber Offset Plate
1.41" offset from socket
3/8" (9.5mm) thick carbon fiber
Product weight 2.53oz. (72g)
Weight rating 265lbs. normal gait activity
Utilized with standard European 4-hole pattern
downloads/op-fullcf.pdf
download product sheet
OP1/2-4C4TCF - 1/2" Carbon Fiber Offset Plate
The offset plate displaces a bottom-loaded connection component 3/4 inch (19 mm) for OP3/4-4C4TCF or 1/2 inch (12 mm) for the OP1/2-4C4TCF. The offset plate comes with bolts to connect it to a pyramid or receiver and is manufactured in carbon fiber.


 

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