Our purpose at Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics is to help amputees find the right prosthetic devices to live happy, fulfilled, and mobile lives. Today we want to highlight two of our patients’ recent experiences with their new prostheses, including how the process went with our office and what they’re able to do now that they’ve found a proper fit.
1. Mr. M.M.
One of the most recent below-the-knee prostheses we created was for Mr. M.M., a retired Boeing 747 airplane mechanic. After an injury to his right leg in 2019, he needed a below-the-knee limb amputation.
Mr. M.M. has 80% vision loss and is considered legally blind. Despite the limitations of his amputation and blindness, incredibly, he walks unassisted and jogs in place comfortably with his prosthesis. His final socket design even has Boeing 747 patent lamination!
2. Mr. J.B.
Mr. J.B. contacted our office earlier this year reporting that he had been a below-the-knee amputee for 25 years. His concern was that he had not had a well-fitting socket for the past few years. More specifically, his main concerns were the distal-end pressure and excessive bone pressures from the socket.
We immediately started working with Mr. J.B., and today, he is extremely satisfied with the craftsmanship of his prosthesis and the dedication of our team. He told us he has not had a better-fitting socket since his amputation! Mr. J.B. enjoys fishing and hunting, so he chose to have “real camouflage” laminated on his final socket.
Success stories like these continually inspire us to go above and beyond for the amputees who work with us. If you need a new prosthesis or are unhappy with your current device, let us know, and we can provide the excellent experience and fitting you’re looking for.