ViaFit Precision Orthotics & Prosthetics recently partnered with Ottobock to customize and fit its Dynamic Arm for a patient with a rare forequarter amputation.
This uncommon amputation involves the loss of the entire arm, shoulder and clavicle, and is a difficult amputation to fit with a prosthetic device.
ViaFit clinical practitioner David Telford, CPO, LPO, brought his patient to the Ottobock Innovation Center in Minneapolis for a 4-day session in which they collaborated to customize the myoelectric Dynamic Arm. An occupational therapist was also onsite to work with the team.
“The partnership between ViaFit and Ottobock means more than a technological collaboration in the field of orthotics and prosthetics,” says Telford. “It means we’re making a difference to our patients and their families.”