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20 Years of Prosthetic Arms

March 6th, 2019

These are the prostheses of one our first and favorite clients! She takes impeccable care of her pieces. You can see over time that the silicone in the older pieces is breaking down and also observe sculptural changes as our techniques have improved over time. The average lifespan of our upper extremity pieces is 2-5 years. In many cases, changes in the fitting needs of a client with natural body changes necessitate a new piece before wear and tear.

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Restored Reflections

February 15th, 2019

Our client looking in the mirror during the painting process and finally getting to see two legs again.

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Published

December 14th, 2018

An article by our founder and owner, Stefan Knauss, was recently published in O&P Edge Magazine.  Stefan is always looking to utilize materials to come up with original strategies for tackling tough cases.  In this article, he details how to create a socket with a seamless connection between HCR silicone rubber and hard resin laminate. Please follow this link to read in detail.

https://opedge.com/Articles/ViewArticle/2018-08-01/academy-society-spotlight-of-rubber-and-resin

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Client Stories

Jose

February 6th, 2017

Jose, a hairstylist, struggled to find a practitioner to make prostheses that fit right for his three missing fingers. The fingers would be too big, too loose, too tight, or the color would be complet...

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Simone

February 6th, 2017

Simone marched on after she lost first one leg and then the other. She wore out many prostheses and dozens of pairs of tennis shoes and flats. But for about twenty years, she had not worn heels. She i...

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Ted

February 6th, 2017

Ted used a hook for his left hand for several years until he learned that his insurance would cover a more realistic hand. He works as an accountant, yet struggled to find a prosthetic hand that would...

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Viola

February 6th, 2017

“What was important to me,” Viola says, “was to return to independence. And in order to do that, I needed to have the tools to work with. And that tool was my prosthesis.” Viola radiates many things–h...

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