With The Right Treatment
Whether you are a new amputee or have years of experience, the prosthetic journey can seem intimidating.
That’s why Sky makes it our top priority to provide our patients with the highest quality prosthetic limbs and rehabilitation services to help them progress on their journey towards recovery.
One Step At A Time
At Sky Orthotics & Prosthetics, we understand the challenges and struggles that amputees face on a daily basis.
Our team of clinical experts specialize in providing the best care possible for our patients, so we can help you every step of the way.
Advanced Prosthetic Solutions
With years of experience working with new and long-serving amputees, we understand the importance of innovation, compassion, support, and education on the road to a new life.
The practitioners at Sky are dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest prosthetic technologies and techniques, and we use this knowledge to empower our patients with the most advanced prosthetic services available. From initial evaluation to fitting, training, and ongoing care, we are committed to supporting our patients every step of the way on their journey to progress.
The Path to Prosthetic Success
The Sky Is The Limit
We are committed to providing the best care possible to help our patients regain their independence and live life to the fullest.
- Mobile Care – Home visit availability for convenience
- Amputee Peer Visitor – Supports amputees through their journey
- Physical Therapist On Staff – Doctor of Physical Therapy provides education and follow-up to improve long-term outcomes
- Patient Support Team – Dedicated support specialists helping patients navigate care logistics, including insurance and physician visits
- Nationally Recognized Specialists – Alistair Gibson is a licensed Orthotist and Prosthetist in the state of Florida and an Upper Limb Clinical Specialist who has served the amputee community for over 30 years
- Follow-Up Care – At Sky, we support our patients for life. Our clinical team provides regular follow-ups to ensure they have the right prosthetic device and supplies they need for their ongoing care
Sky has expertise in each of the forms of upper extremity devices, including passive, body-powered, and myoelectric artificial arms and artificial hands. Upper extremity prostheses typically terminate as either a mechanical or powered hook or hand, with some including adapters for easy swapping between different terminal devices.
Our specialties also include artificial feet, artificial knees, and artificial legs. During the initial evaluation, our prosthetist will determine the patient’s K level, which helps them determine the appropriate device components, such as the socket, prosthetic foot, prosthetic knee, and liner. Based on the patient’s K level, we can then recommend a range of prosthetic options that will best match their needs and goals.
See why we are consistently rated 5 stars.
“Everyone here was so helpful. I loved the fact that they came to me. I did not have to travel to them. All of the reps were so helpful (especially Megan, which is who I have done most of my correspondences with). I also thought that Jeff was fantastic. It made me a little more comfortable dealing with him since he knows 1st hand what I was going through. I will definitely recommend Sky Orthotics and Prosthetics to people in need of their services.”
“FIVE STARS for sure!!! Thank you Natasha, Megan, Jeff, and Fredric!!! You each went above and beyond with client/patient services. My father was treated with respect, understanding, and as a valued individual. His entire experience with Sky Orthotics and Prosthetics was exceptional! Thank you for your speed and expertise, both of which made my father’s transition go smoothly. I highly recommend Sky Orthotics & Prosthetics without hesitation.”
Will my insurance cover prosthetic services?
Our healthcare staff is highly skilled in understanding the complex health insurance industry and can help you figure out what is covered and process your claims as quickly as possible.
If you are experiencing financial difficulties, you can apply for financial assistance through Sky’s hardship application. Please speak with the Sky office to learn more about how to apply.
Do I need a physician’s prescription for a prosthesis?
Sky will contact your PCP and insurance company to obtain the required documentation and authorization, but you could accelerate this process by calling your PCP as well. You may need to complete an appointment with your PCP before Sky delivers your prosthesis. The three key documentation requirements are:
Clinical Notes – An assessment from your PCP that describes your ability to benefit from a prosthesis is required. This typically includes a thorough medical history and assessment of your mobility potential. A description of your activity level, including a K level (0-4), is required to obtain insurance coverage for your device. This helps identify the prosthesis that best meets your needs. If your PCP hasn’t recently assessed you for a prosthesis, you must complete an appointment with them before Sky can proceed with prosthetic care. The government has provided a letter you can provide to your PCP that clarifies the required documentation. This “Dear Physician” letter is enclosed in this packet – we encourage you to bring this to your PCP at your next appointment.
Standard Written Order – Created after Sky’s prosthetic patient evaluation, the Standard Written Order (SWO) is a detailed description of the prosthesis to be delivered. This document must be signed by the same PCP who provides clinical notes. Sky will request your PCP to sign this document on your behalf.
Authorization – Many insurance plans require authorization prior to receiving a prosthesis. If yours does, Sky will request authorization when possible, but some plans require your PCP office to request authorization.
How long does it take to make a prosthesis?
Every Sky prosthetic device is custom-made over 3-5 appointments. Most patients prefer to complete these appointments over 3-8 weeks. After an evaluation appointment and reviewing your medical history, personal rehabilitation ambition, and consulting with your primary care provider (PCP), your prosthetist will propose a set of device components (socket, foot, knee, liner) that best matches your needs. Sky will contact your PCP and insurance company to obtain the required documentation and authorization, and then take a cast and measurements of your limb to create a test socket.
Next, at your diagnostic fitting appointment, the prosthetist will evaluate the fit of the test socket. If changes are needed, a second diagnostic fitting appointment may occur. Otherwise, the prosthetist will order the final fabrication and schedule your delivery appointment. Your help contacting your PCP’s office to request documentation and insurance authorization may be highly important to ensure you receive the best possible care.
How much does a prosthetic leg cost?
Prosthetic leg costs can vary greatly depending on the patient’s specific needs. It is common to see prices between $8,000 – $20,000, but athletes can require components that cost over $100,000.
In Sky’s experience, most amputees are best served by a combination of parts that cost no more than $20,000, with many under $12,000. These fees are before health insurance payments. For an insured patient, the patient’s personal responsibility varies based on the insurance plan. It is most common for Sky patients to owe less than $3,000 personally. Depending on a patient’s financial circumstances, Sky’s financial assistance can help by allowing monthly payments, charity reduction of personal responsibility, or charity elimination of personal responsibility.
Many patients qualify for assistance, and finances rarely hinder patient care at Sky. Our team will work hard to help overcome these obstacles. If you have any questions, please contact us today.