Affiliations and Peer Support

News and Events

Great Anticipation

December 14th, 2017

This client was so excited about getting his new prosthetic finger, he couldn’t sleep the night before his appointment.  We’re happy to meet his expectations!

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From Practical to Extraordinary

November 22nd, 2017

       We’ve had the pleasure of making this client two realistic prosthetic partial hands since 2010.  As a carpenter, he has realized over time that he no longer needs a realistic hand under his glove while at work.  This time, he requested we make him a custom sculpted utility hand from High Consistency Rubber (HCR). HCR is an extremely durable platinum silicone that we sculpt by hand with no molds. By using his utility prosthetic hand at work and keeping his realistic prosthesis for evenings and days off, he can extend the life of both pieces.

      Whether a client wants an exceptionally realistic prosthesis or something a bit more simple and task oriented, we are happy to provide our clients with the full range of options and are open to changes should those needs evolve over time.

Pictured: Realistic partial hand restoration, 2014.

                 Custom Sculpted HCR Utility partial hand pictured next to metal framework used during the sculpting process, 2017.

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Too Realistic?

November 9th, 2017

        We’ve been keeping busy with a lot of ears lately! Our Certified Clinical Anaplastologist, Gina, finds ears to be among her favorite type of cases to sculpt and paint.

       This client, another long time prosthesis wearer, was so shocked at the realism of his new piece from us, he was reluctant to wear it to work. He felt that his co-workers were used to his faded, obviously fake prosthesis from another provider and that a highly realistic ear would draw attention and questions. He had developed having a “different” ear as a part of his identity and, although he has been wanting a new ear, coping with the drastic change brought him anxiety.  Unexpected questioning about a physical difference can be very stressful and distracting for people. On many occasions, I have heard that questions and glances from strangers are the most difficult part of being an amputee far beyond any physical challenges.  Thankfully, this client has a very supportive wife and family who assured him that having a realistic ear was a positive change and something he deserved. He is wearing his new piece everywhere and feeling great.

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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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