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Artificial Limb Service

Across Wales there is currently a caseload of 3,500 artificial limb users. On referral to the service, all individuals are assessed. Where appropriate this will lead to the manufacture and provision of a suitable prosthesis and subsequent training to assist in its use.

The service to patients in Wales is provided by a combination of NHS staff and staff employed by a specialist company. The service provides:

  • Individual assessment
  • The issue of an artificial limb where appropriate
  • Therapy to assist its use
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Regular reviews

When you first meet us (this may be before or after your amputation), you will be seen and assessed by one or a number of the Clinical Team depending on your needs at the time.This is to find the right treatment options for you, which could range from counselling and wound care to cast and measure for a prosthetic limb.

Whichever option is chosen we will always be accessible to you to give support and advice and practical help as appropriate.

Location

This service operates from the following centres:

  • Cardiff ALAC - To contact the Cardiff Artificial Limb Service, please call 029 20313936

  • Wrexham ALAC - To contact the Wrexham Artificial Limb and Appliance Service, please call 03000 850055

  • Swansea ALAC - To contact the Swansea Artificial Limb and Appliance Service, please call 01792 703015

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