Friday, May 20, 2022

Prosthetic costs analysis question

Brian Moore

I have a patient that is in the middle of a court battle over an action which cost him his leg. I recently was asked form his attorney to provide a perspective of what cost might be incurred over the next 40 years of his natural life. This is a patient in his mid thirties that is a high class four activity level. He wants to have the best and stay up with new technology. Has anyone used a formula to average the costs of a prosthetic user with these types of issues? Can technology be factored in? What could that cost be? If I were doing this analysis in the 50’s the cost of energy storing feet would offset my schedule. What if new innovations create a cost of exponential proportions?
I am
probably thinking too much but the patient deserves nothing but the best from me.
Can anyone lend any insight on this. Thanks in advance.
Brian Moore CO

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