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Comfort is our top priority… No matter what! Never turning away from a challenge, we embrace "hard to fit" cases and welcome those with special needs or requests. Whether Prosthetic, Orthotic, or Bionic; everything we create is custom fabricated and completely personalized. Working with each patient indepthly to meet their needs, we have a reputation of going above and beyond. So, why do we do it? Because we are on a mission to improve the everyday lives of amputees, EVERY DAY.

Superior Prosthetic Experience

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Comfort Prosthetics & Orthotics offers a superior experience!

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Patient Spotlight

Levi Wayne John had his foot amputated March 9, 2012. Levi was born with majority of his right foot bones missing and also a two degree tib/fib which left his right leg shorter than the left leg. After seeking the opinion of several pediatric orthopedic surgeons, we thought it would be best to amputate his foot rather than subject him to numerous surgeries to correct the discrepancies that may not work in the end. We were sent to Wright and Filippis in Clinton Township for his prosthetic needs. The prosthetist there said he had never done an infant before but said that he would give it his best shot, he did but obviously his attempts were... Read More

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We know you have a lot of questions. Start finding answers here.

What will my prosthesis look like?

The style of your prosthesis is totally dependent on you, today there are practically no limitations to the aesthetic amputee.  Your prosthetic can look just about any  way you want it; from skins that match your exact skin tone and look just like your other limbs, to super advanced componentry that looks cool on display, and sockets with wild designs, pictures, or logos; if you can imagine it we can probably do it.

After amputation, how will my lifestyle change?

Although the reality of the situation does involve significant lifestyle changes, most amputees find them to be very manageable.  Some changes include having to put on a prosthesis in the morning and taking it off at night, caring for your residual limb & your prosthesis, and  paying more attention to your overall health & fitness.  Fortunately modern prosthetics are more comfortable, lighter, and more efficient than ever before, with rapid advances in technology leading to less restrictions for the amputee.

What are Comfort's accreditations & experience?

Comfort Prosthetics & Orthotics, is an ABC accredited facility, ABC has the highest national standards in prosthetics & orthotics, and all of our practitioners are ABC certified.  In addition, we are NCOPE accredited to teach O&P residents.  Beyond our accreditations, we have over 100 years of combined experience just between our senior practitioners; two fellows of the Academy  and thousands of happy patients.

How long does a prosthetic last?

Every case is different, but maintaining a consistent weight and living an active lifestyle will help your limb shape and size stay within a narrow range.  Since a prosthetic socket  is a solid object, it will not conform to a wide range of limb volume fluctuations; fortunately however  liners and socks can  help accommodate lost volume.  Excess weight gain will develop  a  need for a new prosthetic socket.  In addition; manufacturer's warranties,  state and  federal laws, and other significant life events can lead to the need for a new prosthesis.

What happens after my amputation?

Ideally, you will meet your prosthetist before the amputation surgery occurs; realistically this is not always possible.  However, as soon as your prosthetist is notified, he or she will come to evaluate your residual limb and, in most cases, apply a protective dressing. As the limb heals from the amputation, it will swell with fluid from the surgery and decreased circulation, your prosthetist will apply a compressive dressing to help remove this fluid and shape the limb simultaneously.  When the clinical team decides you're ready, you will begin to be fit for a temporary, or training prosthetic.

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