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Lower-Limb Amputees With Comorbidities Shown To Benefit From Prosthetic Intervention

November 1st 2018

Researchers have concluded the second part of their Mobility Analysis of Amputees (MAAT II) study on lower-limb amputees. The study investigated the impact of those comorbidities comprising the Functional Comorbidities Index (FCI) and other notable comorbidities, and their influence on mobility among people living with lower limb loss.

What is a Comorbidity?…

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Halloween Hours

October 30th 2018

OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSING EARLY

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018.  THE OFFICE WILL CLOSE AT 4:30. WE WILL LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THURSDAY BEGINNING AT 8:30 A.M. HAVE A FUN AND SAFE HALLOWEEN NIGHT!

  

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Service Members Compete in Warrior Games

October 15th 2018

More than 300 active-duty military service members and veterans took part in the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games, hosted this year by the Air Force Academy in Colorado. Representatives from all branches of the U.S. military, as well as competitors from the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, participated in the…

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A Quarter Of Adults Are Too Inactive, Putting Health At Risk

September 28th 2018

More than a quarter of the world’s adults - or 1.4 billion people - take too little exercise, putting them at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and cancers, according to a World Health Organization-led study.

In 2016, around one in three women and one in four…

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STEM HUB Students Design Prosthetic Hands For Children In Need

September 19th 2018

Hand in Hand located in Buffalo , NY is a two week program, organized by WNY STEM Hub, that brings together dozens of local students to create prosthetic hands for three local kids, and two children overseas. Tuesday, the students took measurements of the children that will be getting these…

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Labor Day Hours

August 29th 2018

ABILITY Prosthetics & Orthotics would like to wish you and your family a very safe and Happy Labor Day Weekend! In order to give our employees time to spend with their families our office hours are as follows:

Friday, August 31, 2018 8:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Monday, September 3, 2018…

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Bilateral Above Knee Amputee Using Stubbie

August 29th 2018

The Stubbies are a teaching tool for new bilateral AK patients and then they progress to adding knees and feet as their balance and walking stance strengthen. These stubbie sockets were personalized and fabricated here at ABILITY!

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Superman Action Hero Prosthetic Leg

August 22nd 2018

Here at Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics, our goal is to always provide the most genuine caring approach and provide our patients with their wishes and designs when possible. So when a patient provided us with a shirt for inspiration our practitioners got busy creating! 

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Prosthetic Ankle Responds to Gait and Terrain

August 7th 2018

Prosthetic limbs are getting better and more personalized, but useful as they are, they’re still a far cry from the real thing. This new prosthetic ankle is a little closer than others, though: it moves on its own, adapting to its user’s gait and the surface on which it lands.…

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A New Life for Old Limbs

July 25th 2018

 I have a closet floor cluttered with sockets, liners, feet, knees and sundry attachments and fixtures. It’s a macabre hoard of fake leg parts and, honestly, I don’t know what most of it does. Altogether, it’s gazillions of dollars’ worth of technology that just lies there in my own private…

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