Prosthetics

Purchasing a new prosthetic leg, eye or arm can be quiet costly in South Africa. MediFin offers financial assistance to individuals in need of any prosthesis, aiding you to live your best life.

Choosing the right Prosthetics just got easier, with MediFin

Apply Online Today!Loan Calculator

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Pre-Approval

Payout in
24 Hours*

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Repayments

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Deposit

How Much Do Prosthetics Cost?

The price of a new prosthetic leg can cost anywhere from R 20,000.00 to R 50,000.00. This excludes pricing for amputation and physio therapy.

R 30,000.00

Pay with Cash

Not Covered

With Medical Aid

*R 1,718.00 p/m

MediFin Loan

Please Note: The cash price is only an estimate. Ts & Cs Apply. Indicative repayment using assumed fixed interest rate, repayable over 24 months. Subject to credit and affordability assessment. Please use the Loan Calculator for more options, or contact us to speak to a consultant.

How It Works

Applying is quick and easy! Need a hand?

1

Consult Your Doctor

Get a quote from your doctor (or apply using an estimated procedure amount).
2

Gather your Documents

You will need a copy of your ID, proof of income (most recent salary slip), last 3 months’ bank statements and proof of residence (eg. a utility bill).
3

Apply Online

Apply online to check whether you qualify for a Medical Finance loan and send us your documents (See Step 2) via email.
4

Await Approval

We’ll get back to you within an hour.
5

Payment Made

Once accepted, we'll make a payment directly to your practitioner within 24 hours.

Where Can I Find a Prosthetist?

Find a registered Prosthetist near you! Or join our directory.

Siboniso P Dlamini inc
69 Biyela street, Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal 3880
Bradley Beckerleg & Riaan Fourie
Unitas Hospital 26 Jakaranda Str, Pretoria, Gauteng 0163
Chin and Partners
Vincent Pallotti Hospital, Lower Ground Floor ,Dick Williamson Medical Center, Alexandra Rd, Pinelands, Cape Town, 7405, Cape Town, Western Cape 7405
Micheal Nel and Associates
Room 102, N1 City Medical Chambers, Cape Town, Western Cape 7463

Frequently Asked Questions About Prosthetics

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What are the available types of prosthetics?

There are four primary types of prosthetics, namely:

  • Transradial prosthesis: an artificial limb that provides the functionality of a wrist and hand, replacing an arm missing below the elbow.
  • Transhumeral prosthesis: provides the functionality of the majority of the arm by replacing an arm missing above the elbow.
  • Transtibial prosthesis: replaces a leg missing below the knee, which allows the patient to retain use of their knee.
  • Transfemoral prosthesis: replaces a leg missing above the knee, requiring a device that also provides the functionality of the missing knee. This type of prosthesis is arguably the most complex, but modern technology has led to numerous options for transfemoral amputees.

How do I take care of my prosthetics?

The rules for caring for your prosthesis are:

  • Keep the prosthesis clean and dry
  • Prevent water damage to the prosthesis
  • Store prosthesis properly

Remember to NEVER attempt to make any adjustments to your prosthetic device. If something becomes loose, breaks, squeaks or is suddenly uncomfortable, stop using it and contact your Prosthetist IMMEDIATELY!

Will it hurt to walk with my prosthesis?

No. There may be an initial period when you are getting used to your prosthesis in which you may experience some discomfort. However, should pain persist, be sure to contact your doctor immediately.

How long does a prosthetic last?

Depending on what type of prosthetics you have and how they are used, the lifetime of your prosthetics may vary, typically a prosthetic can last up to 4 years.

How can I prepare myself for getting a prosthesis?

There is a lot you can and must do to be able to use a prosthesis, such as:

  • Work through the feelings and emotions you are experiencing and decide how to rebuild your life after amputation. Remember that everyone responds differently to the loss of a limb.
  • Exercise regularly to build the muscles needed for balance and moving around.
  • Prepare and take care of your residual limb to attain a proper, sound shape.
  • Learn body positioning and strengthening to maintain muscle tone and prevent contractures.

Can I take a shower or bathe with my prosthesis on?

Unless your prosthesis is specifically designed for swimming or bathing, you should not be showering with it. If you are not sure, please contact your doctor before showering or bathing with the prosthesis.

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