January 17th 2018
Great Lakes has begun efforts to provide Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthoses (IDEO) to our patients. IDEO's were developed in 2009, by Prosthetist Ryan Blanck, at the Center for the Intrepid, Brooke Army Medical Center. The goals for an IDEO is to reduce pain and restore mobility to the ankle and foot,…
Cranial Remolding Helmet
May 10th 2016
Great Lakes Prosthetics and Orthotics has begun seeing infants for Cranial Remolding Helmets! Using Orthomerica's non-invasive SmartSoc system, which is a raditation-free scanning tool, we can create 3D images to fabricate the helmet. This method eliminates the traditional plaster casting technique.
May 6th 2016
Congratulations to Derick for winning the America's Strongest Adaptive Athlete title! Derick has qualified to compete in the World's Strongest Disabled Man in England, this August, for his first place Seated win at the competition.
Check out his Non-Profit website, Some Assembly Required, for more details on his strength competitions,…
Ossur - Unity
March 1st 2016
Ossur America offers a sleeveless vaccum suspension for above-knee and below-knee amputees, called Unity. These suspensions are compatible with their Iceross Seal-in Liners. Check out their website for more information!
Second Graders Visit Great Lakes
February 3rd 2016
Great Lakes had a visit from students of Harvest Elementary, to learn more about Prosthetics and Orthotics. Mrs. McCormick's second grade class took a tour of the office, examined different prosthetic leg and arm components, took impressions of their hands for plaster molds, and listened to an amputee guest speaker! Check out…
February 1st 2016
Ossur Americas continuously pushes the boundaries for the most effective, non-invasive mobility solutions on the market today. Great Lakes Prosthetics and Orthotics works closely with Ossur to provide quality knee braces and prosthetic pieces for our patients.
January 1st 2016
Great Lakes Prosthetics and Orthotics works closely with Cascade DAFO to provide many of our pediactric ankle foot devices. For over 30 years, Cascade has shown their exceptional quality in their products and customer service.
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February 23rd 2015
Orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) is the evaluation, fabrication, and custom fitting of orthopedic braces, known as "orthoses," and artificial limbs, known as "prostheses."
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February 10th 2015
A major new study commissioned by the Amputee Coalition and conducted by Dr. Allen Dobson, health economist and former director of the Office of Research at CMS (then the Health Care Financing Administration) shows that the Medicare program pays more over the long-term in most cases when Medicare patients are…