We aim to provide the best possible prosthetic management through a compassionate, comprehensive and technologically advanced approach, while always keeping the patient's expectations in mind.
The W.T. Hinnant staff is prepared to guide amputees through the prosthetic process and help you achieve the ultimate functional outcome of which you are capable.
Our patients are patients for life. Realizing this, we will continue to improve technically by staying educated on advancements within our industry and by offering continuing education for our entire staff whenever available and/or appropriate.
We will continue to strive to be the best prosthetic company in the Southeast.
We strive to provide community service with a personal touch. We pledge to give patients our caring, commitment, and understanding with regard to their individual prosthetic needs.
Our staff maintains the highest skilled prosthetists, technical staff and patient care representatives.
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The Prosthetic Process
The Hinnant staff is prepared to guide amputees through the prosthetic process and help achieve the ultimate functional outcome possible for each unique patient. Click through these slides to learn more about the prosthetic process.
We welcome your inquiries about any aspect of prosthetic care or management options for specific patients or pathologies. If you have any questions about the prosthetic process, we will be happy to answer them. Each patient is unique and we strive to help them accomplish their own individual goals.
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Referral Documentation Checklist For Physicians
Include a copy of the patient’s Face sheet and Insurance card
Prescription Order Form
Evaluate & Treat for Prosthesis and/or Socket Replacement
Type & Location of Amputation. Include AK/BK and RT/LT/BL
K Level of Amputation
Pre & Post OP
Recent clinical note including medical necessity for prosthetic device and/or socket replacement
For prosthetics, we recommend documenting the History/Present Condition, Functional Level, and Rational of Functional Level in your clinical note to provide necessary documentation for insurance authorization.
The doctor’s evaluation MUST indicate the appropriate K-Level. Consider adding “potential” to the statement, the patient may currently be a K-level 2 but has the “potential” to be a K-level 3. The medical record should also indicate prior, current, and future Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) of the respective patient. For example, the patient will be ambulatory and
able to exercise, climb stairs, mow the lawn, shop downtown streets, work as a barber, etc.
Example Prosthetic Documentation
Patient is a recent left/right BK/AK amputee and is in need of a K2 prosthesis. The patient shows a strong desire to walk and get back to normal ADLs. I will be ordering a BK/AK prosthesis that will allow the patient to become a limited community ambulator.
Patient is a recent left/right BK/AK amputee and is in need of a K3 prosthesis. The patient shows a strong desire to walk and become a community ambulator. I will be ordering a BK/AK prosthesis that will support expanded periods of time of walking distances, improve variable speeds, and improve negotiation stairs/slopes. This will reduce risk of trips and falls.
Patient will have the ability for ambulation with variable cadence.
Patient is currently wearing 12+ plys of socks with his/hers BK/Ak prosthesis and it is ill-fitting. I find it medically necessary to order a BK/AK socket change so the patient can continue to do normal ADL.