News & Announcements

Thursday, April 7, 2011

We are excited to be featuring the:

  • The WalkAide System!
  • Custom Molded Corrective AFOs

Do you work with patients that have been affected by drop foot due to a stroke or MS? Have you heard about the new exciting WalkAide System?  The WalkAide uses functional electrical stimulation to restore typical nerve-to-muscle signals in the leg and foot, effectively lifting the foot at the appropriate time. For appropriate candidates, Walk Aid users would not require use of an AFO.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Knoxville, TN, March 16, 2011 – Each day 507 people lose a limb, largely to vascular-related diseases, and 60 percent are preventable. The Amputee Coalition, a national nonprofit based in Knoxville, Tennessee, is on a mission to increase awareness about limb loss prevention and about those living with limb loss.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Amputee Coalition is proud to recognize the support of American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, & Pedorthics, Inc. (ABC) as a Cobble Stone Sponsor of the Amputee Coalition’s Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp for 2011. The Cobble Stone sponsorship represents a financial commitment of $5,000 to the camp for its programs and activities. The youth camp is a 5-day traditional summer camp experience for children ages 10-17 who have lost an arm or leg or were born with limb differences.

Friday, January 28, 2011

We want to thank all who attended our open house on January 27, 2011 at our Novato Facility.

Located in Novato CA, West Coast Myoelectrics is a place that patients can come to see the latest technology in Orthotics and Prosthetics. With many exciting products like the i-Limb robotic hand, the microprocessor C-Leg, and the WalkAide System for patients with drop foot due to MS or Stroke, we are able to work with our patients to give them access to the most cutting edge technology.

If you would like to setup an appointment to come in and see the newest in O&P technology, call us at 1-800-315-9808 or email brian@sierraortho.com.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Handle with care and stay aware; 590 people each year lose a finger

Knoxville, Tennessee, December 14, 2010 – The Amputee Coalition of America urges safety when operating snow blowers this winter. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in a recent year, almost 600 finger amputations occurred due to improper operation of snow blowers or snow throwers. The majority of these tragedies happen when users attempt to clear snow from the discharge chute or debris from the augers with their hands.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Welcome to West Coast Myoelectrics, your technology leader in the Orthotic and Prosthetics Industry.

Sierra Orthopedic Laboratory is pleased to announce the opening of our new division of our prosthetics and orthotics family, West Coast Myoelectrics. As we are always looking for new and exciting products to offer our patients, West Coast Myoelectrics will allow us to introduce new products and service that are the most Hight Tech and Advanced in the O&P industry today.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Amputee Coalition of America

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities and the National Birth Defects Prevention Network have published a new study presenting updated national prevalence estimates for select birth defects from 2004 to 2006. The data shows that more than 2,000 babies are born in the U.S. each year with differences in either arms, legs or both.

“Children born today with limb difference can completely thrive,” said Kendra Calhoun, president & CEO of the Amputee Coalition of America (ACA). “Advancements in prosthetic devices and more open minds in communities across the country open doors for these youth in ways that a decade ago may not have been available.”

Monday, November 15, 2010

Eleven members of the Amputee Coalition of America have completed the first Amputee Action Network Training Course. Representing 11 states, the Lead 11 for 2011 will use the training they received to pass and preserve insurance parity in their states, pass gubernatorial proclamations declaring April as Limb Loss Awareness Month and other issues on the Amputee Coalition’s 2011 Legislative Agenda.

“These 11 people have shown themselves to be proven leaders in their respective states. They are active in our legislative efforts, support groups and in their communities. We are proud to present the first ‘graduates’ of the Amputee Action Network Course,” said Kendra Calhoun, president & CEO of the Amputee Coalition of America.”

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sierra Orthopedic Labs will be attending the 2010 Santa Rosa Tech Expo that is put on by the Disability Services and Legal Center of Santa Rosa, CA.

Come and visit our booth. We will have the new C-Leg, The Walk Aide System, and The i-Limb available to look at and ask questions. Plus, we will have lots of fun giveaways. Come and put your name in for a $50 gift card to Play it Again Sports located at 2735 Santa Rosa Avenue.

About The DSLC

Disability Services & Legal Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives and advancing the rights of people with disabilities in Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties in California, USA.

Monday, October 4, 2010

The ProsthetiKa container-based workshop is now secured on its cement pad on the premises of Hospital Adventiste in Haiti. We are beginning clinical, fabrication, and training activities. Though this prosthetics and orthotics program is intended to be run and staffed by Haitians, we will be sending volunteer experts to provide training and assistance as long as necessary and appropriate. 

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