Tuesday, may 10, 2022 tagFollow-up and Rehabilitation Care (SSR), tagClinique Provence-Bourbonne

Clinique Provence-Bourbonne in Aubagne (Bouches-du-Rhône - 13) opens a fitting and expertise centre for amputee patients

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The only fitting centre of its kind in France, it brings together a multidisciplinary team of orthoprosthetists, rehabilitation doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and nurses.

Clinique Provence-Bourbonne in Aubagne (Bouches-du-Rhône - 13) opens a fitting and expertise centre for amputee patients
  • 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

Dr Michèle Timsit, rehabilitation doctor at Clinique Provence Bourbonne

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

Bertrand Tourret, orthoprosthetist and CEO of BTC Orthopaedics

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

Loïc Bancilhon, Manager of Clinique Provence-Bourbonne

About Ramsay Santé

Ramsay Santé is the leader in private hospitalisation and primary care in Europe. The Group has 36,000 employees and works with nearly 9,300 practitioners to treat more than 10 million patients per year in its 443 facilities and 5 countries: France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Italy. Ramsay Santé offers almost all medical and surgical specialities in three domains: Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics (MSO), Follow-up Care and Rehabilitation (FCR) and Mental Health.

Legally, Ramsay Santé is a mission-oriented company committed to constantly improving the health of all patients through innovation. Wherever it operates, the Group contributes to public health service missions and the healthcare network. Through its actions and the constant dedication of its teams, Ramsay Santé is committed to ensuring the entire patient care journey, from prevention to follow-up care.

Every year, the group invests over 200 million euros in innovation to support the evolution and diversity of care pathways, in medical, hospital, digital, and administrative aspects. Through this commitment, our Group enhances access to care for all, commits to provides best-in-class healthcare, systematically engages in dialogue with stakeholders and strives to protect the planet to improve health.

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Clinique Provence-Bourbonne
Route de Toulon
13400 Aubagne
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