Above Knee Prosthesis | Pre Vs Post Gait Training

 

Read Cynthia's entire prosthetic experience here: https://prostheticsolutions.com/cynth... Patient: Cynthia Saunders Patient Fitted With: Above Knee Prosthesis Patient Story: It started with a pain in my right leg, medication was prescribed but didn’t help. I was eventually diagnosed with poor blood circulation. A stent was placed which worked for a while but eventually it failed and gangrene set in and the infection started to travel. It was decided I needed an above knee amputation to prevent the infection from traveling further into my system. After my surgery I was anxious to get an above knee prosthesis and begin my rehabilitation. I chose a prosthetic company that my surgeon recommended, unfortunately this company was never able to make me a proper prosthesis that I felt was comfortable and safe. POSI was kind enough to meet me at a physical therapy session and make suggestions as to what adjustments should be made to the prosthesis. I took those suggestions back to my original prosthetic company, but they still could not make it right. After two years of giving this company a chance to make a prosthesis that I could walk with I decided to switch to POSI as my prosthetic company. It was the best decision I ever made. The way Kevin Towers made my above knee prosthetic socket was 100% better than the prostheses made by the other prosthetic company, I was finally able to walk without the fear of falling and the socket was so much more comfortable. In addition to making a great prosthesis the people at POSI are thoughtful, attentive and they listened to my concerns and views. They made me feel important, they made me feel like a person not a disability case. This was the complete opposite of how the other company made me feel. Kevin Towers is my prosthetist, he was great from the start! Kevin has a laid back style that puts you at ease, he is very conscious of his profession, he let me know all questions and concerns would be addressed. He made me realize that the situation I approached him in could be corrected and correct it he did in flying colors. Even though I have my final prosthesis I still go back for visits just to be sure everything is working properly, this is part of POSI taking care of me. They do not bill my insurance for these visits they have a true interest in me and want to be sure I am happy and progressing. The one piece of advice I would give when looking for a prosthetic company, don’t rush into the first prosthetist who approaches you or you come across. Research all avenues pertaining to your prosthesis, don’t be afraid to speak up to be heard. You aren’t a charity case and don’t be treated as one when your disability is being recognized. I am proud to announce to one and all going to POSI was a choice that was rightfully made by me! The integrity they treat me with and the care they put into their work has made such a difference in my life. Thank you POSI!! – Cynthia Saunders

Disabilidates

 

This short film/video made for the 48 Hour Disability Film Challenge. www.disabilityfilmchallenge.com Rachel Handler won the best actor award for her work in this film! www.RachelAHandler.com Directed and Edited by: Marques Chaney Written by: Rachel Handler Assistant Videographer: Lorence Green Actors: Rachel Handler Thomas Raniszewski Tiffany-Leigh Moskow Seltzer Drew Seltzer

>Life with morph+

 

morph+ is an accessory for upper limb prosthetic devices that controls prosthesis mode switching. It works with radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to switch grips on the bebionic3 by RSLSteeper. morph+ was developed by Infinite Biomedical Technologies (IBT). In this video, the myoelectric prosthesis user places RFID tags in his world to access grips on his bebionic more readily and reliably. This wireless technology places him in full control of his bebionic prosthesis and allows him to perform tasks efficiently and confidently. For more information, please visit the Infinite Biomedical Technologies website: http://www.i-biomed.com/. The morph+ user in this video describe his experiences in his own words. Infinite Biomedical Technologies does not claim ownership of the music in this video. Music rights is owned by XL Records and Ratatat. Infinite Biomedical Technologies does not claim ownership of the music in this video. Music rights is owned by Defininite Jux and RJD2.

What’s Inside a Prosthetic Leg

 

Go behind the scenes at a factory that makes top-of-the-line artificial legs that contain hydraulics, brakes, microchips, and miniature motors. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About I Didn't Know That: Two industrial scientists, Richard Ambrose and Jonny Phillips, explain the science behind everyday life... from microwave ovens to beating a lie detector. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. What's Inside a Prosthetic Leg? | I Didn't Know That https://youtu.be/jPayw88AMxM National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo

A Robot Ankle for Amputees

 

Until recently, an artificial leg was an inert object—a clunky piece of wood or plastic that supported a user, but didn't help much beyond that. But these days artificial limbs can contain advanced sensors and microprocessors, and their motors can provide a power boost for each step. The BiOm, one of the world's most advanced ankles comes from the cutting-edge prosthetics company iWalk. The company was founded by MIT professor Hugh Herr, who directs the biomechatronics group at the MIT Media Lab. Herr is himself a double amputee: As a young man, he lost both legs below the knees after being caught in a blizzard on New Hampshire's Mount Washington. That accident—and the rudimentary prosthetic legs he was fitted with—convinced him to study biomechanics, and to work on building more advanced prosthetics that mimic the design of the human body. iWalk has received funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense, and some veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have already received their bionic ankles. The company has also begun to distribute the BiOM as a commercial product through dozens of advanced prosthetic centers around the country. IEEE Spectrum visited iWalk's headquarters in Bedford, Mass., to see its BiOM ankle in action and to learn more about how it works.

Teen Cancer Survivor Plays Football

Jason Garstkiewicz, a patient of Prosthetic Orthotic Solutions International, learned of his cancer in 2011. To save his life, doctors amputated the lower portion of his right leg. With the help of POSI and a lower limb prosthetic, he was able to play both lacrosse and football again.

See more on Garstkiewicz:
Garstkiewicz a True Bulldawg – Video
‘It’s what I dreamed about, especially when I got sick.’


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