The orthotic service carries out assessment, prescription and supply of orthoses (external devices also called braces or splints) to:

 

  • improve function and mobility
  • reduce pain
  • correct alignment (prevent unwanted movement)
  • protect an injured part

 

The term orthosis covers a wide range of products for both upper and lower limbs, such as:

 

  • insoles
  • footwear
  • ankle braces
  • knee / leg braces
  • wrist / arm braces
  • spinal braces
  • collars

 

The orthotics service sees patients from a wide range of specialities but not limited to:

 

  • Paediatrics
  • Orthopaedics
  • Neurology
  • Rheumatology
  • General Medicine
  • Care of the Elderly
  • Diabetic
  • Podiatry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Oncology

 

Referral

You can be referred to the orthotics service by your G.P. or other health professional. You will receive a letter to opt in and book an appointment.

 

Location

The orthotics service is based in Queen Margaret and Victoria Hospitals with clinics held at Cameron Hospital.

 

Contact details:

 

Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline 01383 674 128

Opening times: Mon, Wed, Thur 9-12:30, 13:30-1600

For appointments please book in at the main reception desk and wait in the outpatient waiting area to be called.

The office is just past the waiting area on the left.

 

 

Victoria Hospital 01592 643 355 ext 28345

Administration opening times: Mon-Fri 9:30-12:30, 13:30-15:30 (closed Friday afternoon)

The department is located in the Orthopaedic Out-Patient Department (signposted Out Patients Waiting Area 5) on level 1 of the older hospital building. The office is on the right of the waiting area.

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