The Orthotics and Prosthetics Center at the University of Michigan underwent $1.2 million in renovations, coinciding with the university’s centennial anniversary, according to a press release.
Over the last 5 years outpatient visits have increased 32%; currently the center sees between 25,000 to 30,000 visits per year. The renovations have nearly doubled the facility’s patient care space and have enhanced waiting rooms and therapy capacity, and provided accommodations for the University of Michigan amputee support network. According to the press release, the extra space will allow more physicians, orthotists and prosthetists to see more patients every day.
“There are limited places where people can get their prosthetic and orthotic needs met. Most places are private,” James A. Leonard, Jr., MD, clinical professor for the University of Michigan’s physical medicine and rehabilitation, said in the release. “This center is among the few university-based facilities in the country that offers comprehensive orthotic and prosthetic services with a multidisciplinary approach to care.”
The University of Michigan will hold an open house at the center on June 19. For more information, visit http://pmr.med.umich.edu/op/100years.