- Inaugurated in late April 2022, the new fitting centre in Clinique Provence-Bourbonne in Aubagne (Bouches-du-Rhône - 13), a Ramsay Santé group facility (the leader in private hospitalisation and primary care in Europe) provides medical care, rehabilitation services and on-site prosthesis making for amputee patients.
- The only fitting centre of its kind in France, it brings together a multidisciplinary team of orthoprosthetists, rehabilitation doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and nurses.
- The opening of this centre will offer amputee patients comprehensive and coordinated care in a single location, providing the best possible conditions for rehabilitation.
The only fitting and expertise centre of its kind in France
Every year in France, between 5,000 and 10,000 people have a lower limb amputated. These patients then embark on a long journey of rehabilitation taking them to the fitting phase.
In 80% of cases, amputations are the result of arteries blocked by years of smoking and/or diabetes. They can also occur as a result of road accidents, infectious diseases, blood circulation disorders or bone cancer. Our facility, already recognised for its care and rehabilitation of amputees, has recently opened a fitting and expertise centre with a fully-equipped technology platform for the evaluation and adaption of fittings. This will facilitate patient rehabilitation
The facility is the first in France to use Adapttech's Insight scanner, a state-of-the-art prosthesis socket evaluation device equipped with powerful pressure sensors, which obtains quantified data and thus improves the prognosis for patients walking again.
Our centre consists of an area dedicated to moulding prostheses, carried out by specialised scanners capable of collecting morphological data, as well as a clinical evaluation area, equipped with a state-of-the-art Adapttech Insight scanner. It also has an assembly workshop to put together the prostheses and modify their sockets on site. A walking track allows us to optimise prosthesis adjustments in real time and to do physiotherapy
Local care as well as referral
A leading facility in terms of innovation, Clinique Provence-Bourbonne treats more than 300 amputee patients per year in follow-up, fitting or hospitalisation. The new centre is organised to provide personalised support for patients in a single location so as to facilitate speedy rehabilitation.
We provide our patients with local care. However, our centre is also outward-looking and treats patients from all over the region, particularly for advice on complex cases requiring decisions before surgery
After the acquisition of the Capio Group in 2018, Ramsay Santé has become the leading European provider of comprehensive healthcare services. The group now has 36,000 employees and works with nearly 8,600 private practitioners.
Present in 5 countries, France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Italy, the group treats more than 7 million patients per year in its 350 facilities.
In hospitalization, Ramsay Santé offers almost all medical and surgical treatments in three business lines: Medicine-Surgery-Obstetrics (MCO), Follow-up and Rehabilitation Care (SSR) and Mental Health. Wherever it is present, the group participates in public health service missions and in the health network of the country, as in Sweden where the group has more than a hundred local health centres.
The quality and safety of care is the group's priority in all the countries where it operates. This is why the group is today one of the references in modern medicine, especially in ambulatory surgery and enhanced recovery after surgery (ARS).
The group also invests more than €200 million every year in its establishments, whether in new surgical and imaging technologies, or in the construction and modernisation of establishments. It also innovates at the service of patients with new digital tools and by developing its organisations to improve the efficiency of care.