Orthotics & Prosthetics

August 21, 2019

A New Normal: A Custom Prosthetic Hand Gave Young Cheyanne Her Childhood Back

By Robert A. Poarch “Before, Cheyanne would hide her hand. If I went to introduce her to people, she would stick it in her pocket a lot, or in her hoodie, or hide it behind her back if she didn’t have a pocket,” said mother Jessica Worley of Asheville. “She doesn’t have to worry anymore. […]

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January 18, 2019

Straight Talk about Scoliosis – What Happens When Your Spine is Curved and How to Prevent Progression

Early detection is key to preventing progression and promoting good posture When you look at a healthy back, you should see a spine that runs straight down the middle. With scoliosis, a person’s spine has an abnormal curve. Today’s modern medicine is proving that early detection can help prevent progression of spinal deformities. It’s important […]

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January 2, 2019

“Cut Here” — How Jon Jones Discovered the Key to a Better Life in Prosthetics

After an elective amputation, Jon Jones is meeting his goals with help from CarePartners. CarePartners physical therapist Laura Dylus first met Jon Jones in January 2018 when he came in for a physical therapy evaluation. “I asked him, ‘How can I help you today?’ and he said, ‘I want to cut my leg off,’” recalled […]

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February 12, 2018

Expert Q&A – Braces and Artificial Limbs

Wilder LaFond, Director of CarePartners Orthotics & Prosthetics, answers some common orthotics questions. Q: What is CarePartners Orthotics & Prosthetics and how can they help? A: We’re a team of highly trained clinicians and other experts who make and fit braces and artificial limbs. Our patients regain independence and quality of life after losing a […]

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January 10, 2018

Ahead of the Curve – A Custom Remodeling Helmet Corrected Baby Janie’s Skull

“Janie was born with the most beautiful, round head, and I couldn’t stop kissing it,” said her mother, Kandace Sherman. Moms quickly learn the details of their newborns – from their features to newly forming habits. It wasn’t long before Janie’s family noticed she mostly slept on her right side, and her head wasn’t quite […]

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August 2, 2017

Head Shape Irregularities in Infants – Those Tiny Helmets Make a Huge Difference

By Jeremy Migner CarePartners Orthotist/Prosthetist You’ve likely seen a baby wearing a cute plastic helmet. But did you know the reasoning behind it? Head shape irregularities in infants are becoming increasingly common. These can be caused by positioning – either while in utero, during the birthing process or from positioning during the first few months […]

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July 21, 2017

Why Bone and Joint Pain Should Be Taken Seriously for Anyone with Cancer History

By Donald Gajewski, MD Lots of people have achy bones and joint pain, but for people who either have cancer or have been previously treated for cancer, it could be a sign of a very serious condition known as metastatic bone disease. In fact, if you have been treated for cancer in the past and […]

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July 26, 2016

“They Took Care of Us” – A Little Girl’s Custom Foot Brace Makes Life Better

By Charles and Sarah Smith Before being diagnosed with cerebral palsy, our five-year-old daughter, Lillian, began wearing a brace. She wears a custom ankle foot orthosis for her upper foot and ankle. We visited and moved to Sylva from Florida, because we knew Mission was a good hospital. They work great with kids. They’re family […]

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