Veterans’ Prosthetic Panel
Veterans who have lost a limb whilst in military service or whose limb loss is attributable to an injury sustained whilst in service qualify for funding for their prostheses. Funding requests go through the Veterans’ Prosthetics Panel (VPP) which was established in 2012 and is an excellent way of ensuring that veterans can access high quality prostheses regardless of which Disablement Service Centre (DSC) they attend.
Continue to be your best, with the best
Ottobock was founded in 1919 to help those wounded in WWI get back to everyday life. Since then, we’ve maintained close relationships with veterans to research, develop and distribute advanced technology specifically suited to the needs of injured veterans.
Not only do we provide the best prosthetic devices to veterans but we also work alongside BLESMA who offer the best advice and support for limbless veterans. Find out more about this amazing charity here https://blesma.org/
All types of prostheses are available to veterans. Here is a selection of our popular Ottobock prostheses.
The only microprocessor-controlled prosthetic foot available on the market with powered propulsion. The benefits that the foot offers have been proven in numerous clinical studies and now Veterans can upgrade to the latest Empower!
Getting your Limb Solutions
A centralised fund is available through the NHS and administered by the Veterans Prosthetic Panel (VPP). It was created to help support veterans who were injured while serving their country. This fund covers the cost of any prostheses that meet your clinical needs and this includes anything from new sockets, liners and componentry such as Genium or Genium X3.
Once you have been to see your prosthetist and your clinical needs agreed, your prosthetist will process your application for funding and pending approval, will arrange a convenient fitting date for you to get you new limb solutions and continue to be the best with the best.
The great news is, veteran funding can be accessed repeatedly as your prostheses age and the warranties expire.
Are you a veteran using an Ottobock prosthesis?
We want to ensure every veteran continues to get the very best in prosthetic technology, so we need your help! Whether you still use your original Ottobock prostheses or have recently received new ones, we would love to hear your story and how your life has changed since 2012. Do you want to be involved in our veteran photo and video shoot and star in our next marketing campaign? Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact number and we'll be in touch.