What is a Second Opinion?

A second opinion is often used in medicine, literally to seek someone else’s opinion, to have a fresh look at your case. You may ask your provider to be referred for a ‘second opinion’.

When you do get a referral for a ‘second opinion’, it is important to prepare for this meeting by being well informed:

  1.  What has been your treatment history, what were the issues, when / where did these happen? Is there a relationship between the artificial limb construction (how it works), and the problems you may face.
  2. Do read around, also on other websites than these and get information about the products, see if you can compare these with one to another with the information given by the websites, youtube film etc.
  3. Do imagine how these products may solve your problem, and how their characteristics relate to a solution.
  4. Do make sure that the information given by the healthcare professional makes sense to your satisfaction before you agree. It is a good idea to get the reasoned opinion in writing.
  5. Request a trial of the product (not always possible with products worn on the skin, but feet and knees should be possible). A trial will give you the final answer. Two days is usually more than enough to have a feel.

(Note: orthomobility do not provide second opinion services).