This young woman enjoys expressing her artistic side through clothing. Her self confidence was hampered by a serious injury to her arm and partial hand loss. With her new prosthesis, she is able to turn the focus back to her style, her art and the things that characterize her.
Stefan Knauss is co-owner and co-founder of Aesthetic Prosthetics. He grew up locally in Altadena, CA and first showed interest in the field of prosthetics as a high school senior. He designed and built a prosthetic hand out of wood, string and medal and his work earned 4th place in a scholarship competition. Stefan has
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
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
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.
With a staff comprised of Anaplastologists, Artists and a Prosthetist/Orthotist, our company has a very unique skill set. Sometimes, we are asked to create things we never considered. This is one of those instances which has shown us that there is a largely unmet need among injured athletes. Competitors who have suffered a broken nose
This client had a need for utility fingers at work and for the gym as well as a realistic restoration for times when he wished for increased hand function and realism for privacy. Utility fingers are made of a tougher, harder material compared to our realistic pieces and look more like a modified glove than
The typical lifespan for the pieces we create is between two to five years. Much like shoes, different people wear through their pieces at varied paces. This client- pictured wearing his latest piece- wore his first prosthetic hand from us for a whopping twelve years! His original piece was still in relatively good condition. Though,
We are proud to announce that our very own Gina Cohen has recently become a Certified Clinical Anaplastologist. She is now one of 37 CCA’s in the world. This is the culmination of years of hard work and dedication to excellence. Each day, Gina demonstrates incredible artist foresight, resourcefulness and resolve that has made her
This woman has never been able to wear open-toed shoes as she was born with under developed toes. She found Aesthetic Prosthetics on the internet and traveled with her family all the way from Holland to our office in Pasadena, California for two weeks to have these prosthetic toes made. As many of our out