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Childress helped pioneer the myoelectric control system—a technology that applies electrical signals from muscles to activate prosthetic limbs.
Navy Veteran Ken Swartz is standing, walking and driving better these days thanks to Osseointegration, an innovative amputee treatment option.
Prosthetic orthotist and Marine Veteran produces wide range of prosthetic devices for Veterans. Some exceed capabilities of most models today.
New Kansas City VA clinic will provide multiple primary care and specialty services for Veterans. Reduces need to travel to main campus.
VA’s Community Care Network helps Veteran amputee receive the care needed to become a competitive athlete. Marine Veteran Richard Alcaraz’ new outlook on life: “It made me feel like I had a purpose again.”
With everyone indoors this summer restricting physical activity, the New York Harbor Healthcare System’s prosthetics program – and the Veterans they serve – had to adapt and overcome.
The five innovations below we’re awarded 2020 FedHealthIT Innovation Awards for being forward thinking and delivering results for Veterans.
A survey of more than 400 Veteran users of upper-limb prostheses found little difference in satisfaction based on device type. Overall rankings fell just shy of "satisfied."
Thanks to VA Video-Connect, Veteran Kenneth Turner does not have to drive four hours for his physical therapy. Video Connect lets Veterans connect with their provider from home, work, anywhere.
Matthew lost part of his left leg while serving in Iraq. VA Puget Sound developed a program to help patients, like Matthew, who have travel challenges and need prosthetic care.
With the help of the Prosthetics Service and 3d printing at the San Antonio VA, Army Veteran David Cromwell has cultivated a passion for sharpshooting.
An amputee exercise and support group meets every Friday at VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System. Since 2017, it has grown from two to 25 members, whose physical and mental health has improved.
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Last updated October 2, 2022
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