Sub-Atmospheric Socket Provides Comfort and Flexibility for Longtime Patient
Sampson's News Feature
One of the most dangerous farm machines is the hay baler, a tractor accessory that ties and bundles hay into bales. Every year, hundreds are injured as a result of being crushed or pulled into a baler. Such is the case with Sampson's patient David W. Smith, who lost his leg in a nasty baler accident in the early 1970s. Click here to read more.
Life after amputation
Thanks to advances in technology, losing a limb no longer means living a diminished life. Some of the most cost-effective state of the art prosthetic and even orthotic devices are right here in our back yard. Click here to read the full story.
Man uses life story as inspiration for young patients
Glens Falls PostStar
Read another inspirational story of a Sampson's patients featured in Glens Falls PostStar. Watch the accompanying video featuring Bill Sampson, CP. Click here to learn more about Scott's journey.
Living a full life after amputation
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Of the more than 100 injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, we know that some of them have lost limbs. Some may think it will be impossible to go on living a normal life, but experts say that's not the case. Click here to read the full story.
Michelangelo® Hand Offers Unprecedented Gripping Actions and Speed
The new Michelangelo® Hand from Ottobock is the only prosthetic hand with seven functional options, including a moveable thumb, allowing the user to pick up objects sideways, grip flat items from the side, carry cylindrical objects with a large diameter, and hold small objects securely using the thumb, middle finger, and index finger to form a three-point support.
+ Two drive units for natural movement patterns
+ Wrist joint with flexion, extension and rotation
+ Cosmesis made of both hard and soft materials that mirror bones, joints, muscles, and tendons
+ Increased responsiveness and predictability
+ Neutral mode for resting the hand in a natural position
"I can lift things, I can hold things, I can change the hand position, I can do any number of things. This is by far the most anatomically-correct hand I've ever had."
- Michael Nelson, first Sampson's patients to wear the Michelangelo, fit by Bill Sampson, CP.
Click here to more info and to view pictures of Michael Nelson using the Michelangelo® Hand.
Sampson's practitioners, Jill Kunz, CO, Mike Pagano, CPO, and Ken Garcia, CPO, represented the company recently at a fundraising event for the Northeast Chapter of the Society for Vascular Nursing (NESVN). "Vascular Fever Staying Alive" was a 70's themed-event that featured music, raffle prizes, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as well as the opportunity to see product displays by sponsors, who included Sampson’s Prosthetic & Orthotic Laboratory! Proceeds from the event benefited the organization's Linda Ward Travel Scholarship.
The Northeast Chapter of the Society for Vascular Nursing is a Professional Nursing Organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the care of individuals with vascular disease, and their families, by providing education, fostering clinical expertise, supporting research, and contributing to the prevention of vascular disease.
Click here to view a photo gallery from the event.
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