Today marks the seven year anniversary of the date Diana Nyad completed her record breaking 100.86 mile, 52 hr 54 min swim from Cuba to Key West, Fl. We played a small role in her journey by custom making a silicone mask to protect her from deadly box jellyfish stings during her swim. It’s hard
This teenage girl was born without a fully formed left arm. Here she wears her highly realistic, passive silicone prosthetic restoration for the first time.
Having a prosthesis made can bring up a full range of emotions throughout the process. We welcome and encourage our clients to bring close family or friends to their appointments. We are so thankful for this client and her very enthusiastic family member who came to each appointment providing positive emotional support as well as
Our Certified Clinical Anaplastologist, Gina, puts the finishing touches on a below knee prosthetic leg before painting day. We do not use molds to create our lower limb prostheses. We sculpt them by hand out of a unique type of platinum silicone categorized as High Consistency Rubber which is sold by www.factor2.com.
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
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.
California’s mild winter weather doesn’t require boots or sneakers over the holidays. Being a lower limb amputee shouldn’t either.
Our primary goal is to create a prosthesis that truly satisfies each of our clients and it is always great to hear feedback after they have taken it home. Some of our clients prefer to have a second or “back-up” prosthesis in the event something should happen to one. We created an ear for this