Latest prosthetist Stories

2014-04-02 08:32:52

BURLINGTON, ON, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - On April 2, 2014, Ottobock HealthCare Canada (manufacturer of Prosthetics, Orthotics and Mobility products) is recognizing Limb Loss Awareness Month by hosting an event at their Canadian head office. The afternoon will be interactive and will feature guest speakers such as Sam Paulos (Genium Microprocessor Knee wearer), Mike Coulter (Michelangelo Hand wearer) and Jeff Tiessen (Paralympian Athlete and bilateral upper limb amputee)....

2014-03-27 23:02:34

Healthpointe is increasing the functionality of damaged limbs through its orthotic and prosthetic medical devices. La Mirada, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Healthpointe is proud to offer the assessment, fabrication, and customization of custom and OTS orthotic braces and prosthetic limbs as one of its highly specialized services. Healthpointe medical clinic is boldly exploring the use of artificial structures, such as prosthetics and braces, to help strengthen and modify the skeletal system....

Amputee Athletes Push Physical Boundaries With Help From Unique clinic
2012-06-05 14:24:07

UCSF´s Multidisciplinary Training Program Helps Amputees Reach Their Athletic Goals Carlos Gonzalez stands out from an athletic group gathered on a grassy field at the UCSF Mission Bay campus. The gregarious 32-year-old sports a stylish fauxhawk and walks with a confident yet understated swagger. He's training to become a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. The group looks like a slice of the Bay Area: a multiracial gathering — white, black, Latino, Asian, biracial — of...

2012-01-23 08:00:00

Three prosthetic and orthotic companies become licensed in the new HiFi socket design. (PRWEB) January 23, 2012 biodesigns inc., a company specializing in the most advanced upper and lower limb prosthetic systems, is pleased to announce that it has signed three licensees for their High-Fidelity (HiFi) Interface. The new licensees are Next Step Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc., Manchester, N.H.; Optimus Prosthetics, Dayton, Ohio; and Sampson´s Prosthetic & Orthotic Laboratory,...

2010-10-13 16:34:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Orthocare Innovations has been honored with the 2010 da Vinci Award, an international award that spotlights the world's most innovative technologies for people with disabilities. Orthocare received the award for its Compas(TM) Computerized Prosthesis Alignment System. Compas(TM) is a first-of-its-kind device that lets people with leg amputations live more active, healthier lives by helping to improve the alignment of their prosthesis. The system also...

2010-04-27 15:11:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Orthocare Innovations is pleased to announce the addition of Suzie Williams, CP as Clinical Services Manager. Williams joins Orthocare from Ossur Americas where she served as Regional Clinical Manager. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100427/DA94114) "We are excited that Suzie will be joining us as we were not only impressed by her experience and clinical knowledge, but also by how she was attracted to our corporate vision,"...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'