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Limb Fitting and Orthotics

Limb Fitting and Orthotics

Referral Process

Limb Fitting:
Referral to the service is usually through the surgical team following amputation. However, later referrals can be made by your GP or healthcare professional.

Referral to the Orthotics team is through your GP.

Patient Information Leaflets

The Limb Fitting Centre is a regional centre providing specialist knowledge and prosthetic services to lower limb amputee patients in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. 

The dedicated staff of the L&D’s Limb Fitting team provide the highest quality prostheses and offer ongoing support and an on-site maintenance service.

The multidisciplinary team includes a Specialist Consultant in Amputee Rehabilitation, Clinical Psychologist Prosthetists, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and Rehabilitation Engineer - all complemented by a team of highly skilled Technicians.

In addition to being the specialist unit, the centre provides physiotherapy sessions and practical occupational therapy and advice to local amputee patients.

Orthotic Services 
Orthotics is a specialist medical service in which braces/supports are designed and fitted to an individual to provide one or more of the following:

  • Correction or prevention of a physical deformity
  • Stabilisation of a joint or joints
  • Reduction of pain
  • Improvement in mobility or performance
  • Reduction in the risk of injury

Orthotic clinics are held within the Limb Fitting Centre and three satellite clinics in the Luton and Dunstable area.

The service also provides fitting of Breast Prosthesis and acrylic wigs.


Lower Limb Amputee Clinics: 
Monday to Friday: 09.00-13.00
(Afternoon appointments on request)
General enquiries and appointments: 01582 497122

Orthotic Clinics:
Monday to Friday: 8.00-16.00 (18.00 on Tuesday)

Procedures Provided

  • Provision of lower limb prosthesis
  • Provision of Custom made and off the shelf Orthoses

Useful numbers/contacts - All staff can be contacted via switchboard

Service Manager:
01582 497125

Clinical Director:
Dr Ajay Boppana

Clinic Reception Telephone
01582 497122
Orthotics: 01582 497198

Business Manager:

Urgent issue contact
01582 497125

Clinic NHS.NET

General Manager:
Jenny Cadman

Outpatients booking department:
01582 561385

01582 491166