I feel honored to be one of the first recipients of the new POWER KNEE. It is truly indescribable what this will do for all above-knee amputees.
Crum Lynne, PA (PRWEB) February 18, 2011
Prosthetic Innovations, LLC (Team Pro Limb), a leader in progressive care for upper and lower extremity prosthetic clients across the country, announces their selection by Össur as being one of five certified facilities in the country for the new POWER KNEE.
The new POWER KNEE is the world's first and only motor-powered, designed to function as an integrated extension of its user. Its battery-powered capabilities help address the lost muscle capability and asymmetrical movement often found in people with limb loss. It is the latest addition to Össur’s advanced Bionic Technology platform, which also includes the industry-leading RHEO KNEE microprocessor knee, and Proprio Foot, the world’s first intelligent prosthetic foot.
“The new POWER KNEE provides the strength and safety which every above-knee amputee deserves. We are thrilled to be one of only a handful of prosthetic practices in the country to be certified for Ossur’s entire line of Bionic Technology prostheses,” stated Timothy Rayer, Partner of Prosthetic Innovations, LLC.”
Prosthetic Innovations, LLC client and Vietnam Veteran, Lou Namm is among the first in the world to receive the prosthetic knee. Namm was serving in Vietnam on May 8, 1969 when he was struck by a mortar and lost both his legs (right transfemoral and left transtibial).
Namm, a Vocational Counselor at the VA Medical Center comments, “Being a double amputee certainly has its challenges, however the progression in technology over the past 40 years has brought me my life back.”
Joining Namm is Prosthetic Innovations, LLC client, Chase Frost who lost his left arm and right leg attempting to put out a town house blaze in Parkside, PA three years ago. Frost, a 24 year old Widener student comments on the new POWER KNEE, “I feel honored to be one of the first recipients of the new POWER KNEE. It is truly indescribable what this will do for all above-knee amputees.”
About Prosthetic Innovations, LLC
Prosthetic Innovations, LLC (Team Pro Limb) is a unique prosthetic center specializing in advanced socket designs, bionics, gait training, and high-performance prosthetics to maximize the functional potential in every amputee. In operation since 2006 and providing over 30 years of experience, Prosthetic Innovations, LLC is committed to empowering its clients with the education and support for all endeavors. The organization, based in Eddystone, PA provides superior service for all upper and lower extremity prosthetic cases across the country.
Össur is a global leader in non-invasive orthopedics that help people live a life without limitations. Its business is focused on improving people’s mobility through the delivery of innovative technologies within the fields of braces, supports, prosthetic limbs and compression therapies. A recognized "Technology Pioneer," Össur invests significantly in research and product development; its award-winning designs ensuring a consistently strong position in the market. Successful patient and clinical outcomes are further empowered via Ossur's educational programs and business solutions. Headquartered in Iceland, Össur has major operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with additional distributors worldwide.
For more information, visit us on the web at PROLIMB.com or contact Tyl Sadoff at 215-429-5253.
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