A common question we get about our upper extremity prosthetics is, “Do the fingers move?” While we do create covers for myo-electric prosthetic hands, many people actually prefer a “passive” realistic prosthetic that remains in a compliant, natural position. When a client has a sound hand, they will use it to grasp smaller items. They
We are privileged to work with many amputee soldiers; helping them to regain upper extremity function with custom prosthetics at no cost to them. The sacrifices Veterans have made for us cannot be underestimated. Today and everyday, we at Aesthetic Prosthetics Thank You Veterans!
We have said it before and it bears repeating, a true highlight of our work here at Aesthetic Prosthetics is getting positive feedback from our clients!
In our last post, we discussed a client who is heading back to school after a workplace accident. The prosthetics featured in this post belong a long time client who, about ten years ago, also needed to pursue a new career after loosing his fingers at work. He was interested in becoming a hair stylist
Many of our clients suffer injuries at work that force them to pursue a new career. After loosing four fingers on his right hand on the job, this client is planning to go back to college. Going back to school as an older student is hard enough without having to field questions from classmates and
T-shirts, hats, bumper stickers and flags; there are many ways to show pride for your favorite football team but, how many people can boast a custom prosthetic finger to support their club? This effervescent client wanted the best of both worlds. He got a fully realistic prosthesis as well as this utility prosthesis. He does
In the world of prosthetics, highly realistic work is not the standard of care. There are only approximately 150 people actively working in the field of Anaplastology worldwide. We are fortunate serve people locally, from other states and even from other countries. This partial hand client traveled from a coastal community in Africa to our
Today marks the second anniversary of journalist, author and long distance swimmer Diana Nyad’s record breaking swim from Cuba to Florida. Diana’s determination and hard work continues to be truly inspiring. We are honored to have played a small role in her journey by creating the mask she wore to protect herself from the deadly
Words from our last custom silicone leg cover client: “You are making miracles…Like, I’ve been wearing sweatpants every day since my accident. Now I can wear shorts and go to the beach.” “This is about as close as anyone is going to get to a real leg.”
When someone is missing a part of their lower limbs, wearing opened toe shoes often isn’t an option. During the summer time and in warmer climates, opened toe shoes are a daily wardrobe staple and frequently a fashion statement. While shoe choice may seem minor, a cosmetic foot restoration opens up the possibility of wearing