What Our Patients Say

thank-you-ability-prosthetics-orthoticsHere at ABILITY Prosthetics and Orthotics of Nevada your comments and referrals are our greatest compliment. We thought we should share some recent comments from some of our satisfied patients.

"Gina was awesome, Very knowledgeable on the product. To me she went above and beyond to make sure I got the brace I needed. You also have an awesome staff. Thank you!"

–– Orthotic Patient

Robotics to the Rescue of Disabled

By Ashmita Gupta

CHENNAI: Robotics has now come to the rescue of people with disabilities. A prosthetic arm 'Robo-limb' that operates like a normal arm lifting heavy material, write, eat and do a range of activities, was showcased in 'Shaastra', the IIT-Madras technofest.

A-SET Robotics, a Delhi-based start up company, has developed this new generation prosthetic arm that will hit the market in the second quarter of this year. It is made up of biodegradable ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) or thermoplastic polymer. Unlike the conventional artificial hands, the 'robo-limb' can make movements and lift an approximate 25 kg and can do numerous activities.

Study: Prosthetic Function Has More Impact on Gait Than Patient Factors

ABILITY-Prosthetics-Gait-amputeeBefore finalizing the prescription of new lower-limb prosthetic device, a clinician often has the patient try the device while he or she is at the clinic. Observed differences in gait when using the new device should be the result of the device's mechanical function but could also be a result of patient-related factors, which can change from day to day and can thus make device comparisons unreliable. To determine whether a device's mechanical function has a more meaningful impact on gait than patient-related factors, a study, published in the January 2017 issue of the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, describes quantitative gait analyses of a man with a unilateral transtibial amputation using two foot-ankle devices on two occasions over a year apart. From the analyses, the findings suggest that a prosthetic device's mechanical function has a more meaningful impact on gait than patient-related factors, according to the study's authors.

The researchers reasoned that if quantitative gait analysis showed that the differences observed when using one device compared with the other were in the same direction and of similar magnitude on each of the two occasions, this would indicate that device-related factors were more important than patient-related factors. To that end, the participant, described as having a K4 activity level, completed repeated walking trials using two different prosthetic feet on two occasions that were 14 months apart. Walking speed and sagittal plane joint kinematics and kinetics for both limbs were assessed on each occasion.

youth-prosthetic-camp-patientThe Amputee Coalition's Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp is Accepting Applications

The Amputee Coalition is accepting applications for its 2017 Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp and Leadership Camp, to be held July 7-12 at Camp Joy, Clarksville, Ohio. The camp is open to children ten to 17 years old who are living with limb loss. The application deadline is March 31.

All campers' expenses, including travel, are paid through the Amputee Coalition's fundraising efforts. The camp offers activities where campers are challenged to increase independence, test themselves, and build new friendships in a supportive, caring environment.

Applications for campers and counselors can be found on the  Amputee Coalition's website.

ability-prosthetic-orthotic-holiday-hoursMerry Christmas and Happy Holidays from ABILITY Prosthetics and Orthotics!

ABILITY Prosthetics & Orthotics would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! In order to give our employees time to spend with their families this holiday season, our office will be operating on limited hours.

 

Friday, December 23, 8:30- 3:00 p.m.
Monday, December 26, Closed all day

 

We look forward to serving you
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
@ 8:30a.m.

 

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