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A Simple Handshake

December 19th, 2016

Every client should have personal goals for what they hope their prosthesis will do for them; restore appearances, help them to avoid intrusive questions, or get back to their favorite sport. In this case, the client wanted to regain basic functions like holding keys and being able to shake hands again. This client didn’t have the desire to have a highly realistic hand or something myo-electric. He wanted something simple and straightforward to make his hand look whole again. A single color, custom made, utility partial hand made from highly durable silicone rubber was the solution for him.

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Alternative Toenail Solution

October 12th, 2016

This client lost her left great toenail as a child resulting in a shortened toe that made her feel self conscious in some shoes. She also had nerve discomfort when the scar was touched. Usually we make our prosthetic nails out of acrylic, which allows the nails to be painted. In this case, there was not enough space for an acrylic nail to be deeply embedded. The nail on the prosthesis pictured is soft and completely made of silicone, yet durable. Her prosthesis acts as a compliant, protective sleeve to soothe the nerve irritation, restore form and length, and give her confidence to wear shoes she likes without worrying about her amputation.

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Wedding Ready

September 30th, 2016

This client drove from five hours away for our services. She got her beautiful, new prosthetic leg cover just in time to head straight from our office to a wedding in Los Angeles.

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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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