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Pre-Prosthetic Surgery Platelet Rich Plasma/Stem Cells

July 15th 2015

Supporting clients as they adapt to life with a prosthetic includes practical support for pre-prosthetic surgery. At Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics, we are now offering education about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Stem Cells services.

In recent years, technology has allowed for much less blood to be drawn to harvest platelets,…

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Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics Opens New Location in Marquette

April 16th 2015

TRAVERSE CITY, MI –Teter Orthotics and Prosthetics has expanded its state-of-the-art services by opening a new Marquette prosthetics location with two enthusiastic and compassionate professionals to serve the community.

As at the other Teter locations in Northern Michigan, the Marquette prosthetics team will provide services to patients by physician referral as well as…

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Seeing the Ability – Amputees

April 16th 2015

At Teter Orthotics and Prosthetics, we see the ability in our clients who have limb loss or limb differences, but it’s not very often that mainstream media or advertising recognizes that missing limbs are part of life for many.

A commercial released last year by Swiffer caused a bit of…

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Adjusting to Prosthetics After a Trauma

April 16th 2015

Sometimes life has unexpected challenges. One woman whose car was struck by a reckless driver has not only risen to the challenge of adapting to life with prosthetic feet, but is also sharing her story to inspire others.

Heidi Cave, who lives in British Columbia, Canada, got into her car…

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Prosthetic Limbs on Land & Sea

April 16th 2015

There is a kinship in shared experience, as people with congenital limb loss and amputees know well. But a story out of Florida about a dolphin with a prosthetic tail meeting a little British boy, a double amputee, really touched those of us who work in prosthetics.

Winter, the dolphin…

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Michigan Cerebal Palsy Orthoses

March 27th 2015

Patients with a congenital abnormality Cerebral Palsy often benefit from the assistance of complex orthosis. These orthotics go beyond the more common shoe inserts that allow your feet and legs to function at optimal performance. They support compromised joints and weak muscles and can be composed of plastic, metal, carbon fiber and/or leather apparatuses…

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Pediatric walkaide

November 20th 2014

Children Prefer WalkAide over AFO
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently published the first study evaluating the WalkAide System on children diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. The study titled “Acceptability and effectiveness of a foot drop stimulator in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy” is now available online and will…

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Stroke – Stroke in Michigan

November 20th 2014

There are two different kinds of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic. An ischemic stroke occurs when a blood clot closes off an artery and inhibits blood flow to a specific area inside the brain. A hemorrhagic stroke happens when a blood vessel in or near the brain bursts cutting off the…

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Stroke – Foot Drop Devices

November 20th 2014

Orthotic treatments have become increasingly popular for people rehabilitating from stroke.  A stroke is caused by a blockage or rupture of an artery that deprives a part of the brain from oxygen. The hemiparesis or hemiplegia often resulting from a stroke leave one side of the body weak or even completely paralyzed.  Orthoses can be used…

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Michigan Stroke Treatments – Bioness

November 20th 2014

Bioness offers a foot drop system (NESS L300) and a hand rehab (NESS H200) system that can be used to assist people recovering from stroke.  This non-evasive cutting edge technology uses mild electric impulses to activate the nerves and muscles allowing Michigan stroke suffers to regain the ability to walk and grasp objects…

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