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Nike Prosthetic

3D printing has become an incredibly powerful tool to customize one-off products for differing applications. This project was based on using this technology to design a customized prosthetic leg for a specific user- a young, urban, male athlete. Nike was chosen as an appropriate brand to bring form to the leg. It also required familliarizing oneself with the emotional, medical, lifestyle, and physical changes the user would encounter.

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Amputee Veteran Softball Team

An all-amputee softball team made up of veterans played together as part of athletic clinic geared toward introducing its participants to available opportunities in higher education and sports. Sponsored by the UA Disabled Veterans Reintegration and Education Project, with support from the U.S. Veterans Administration, the program is in its third year at the University of Arizona.

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Tanesha Walking in High Heels

SCP patient Tanesha, flashing her beautiful smile while wearing high heeled shoes for first time since her amputations. 😉

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Double amputee Oscar Pistorius just might make history next year!

Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius boosted his hopes of competing at the 2012 London Olympics after clocking a personal best of 45.61 seconds over 400 meters.

The time is inside the “B” qualifying standard for the 2012 Games and this year’s world championships.

Pistorius said Thursday he was “delighted” after setting the time at South Africa’s Provincial Championships in Pretoria on Wednesday, adding it had taken him “a step closer” to the Olympics.

The South African said his main goal for 2011 was to qualify for the world championships in Daegu, South Korea, before focusing on running at the Olympics and Paralympics next year.

The 24-year-old Pistorius said of the 2012 Olympics: “I need to put my head down and push for it.”


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SCP Patient Troy Norrell Volunteers for Local Homes for our Troops Project

The ongoing need for support of our combat veterans who are coming home injured is great. Huge numbers of men and women coming home after multiple tours of duty; some as many as five tours. For those that return wounded, the need is even bigger. The transition home is so critical to a veteran’s future that it may well be more of a defining event than the war itself. Troy Norrell tries to help out whenever he can.


As a business owner in the construction industry, he has actively donated his time and resources to organizations like Habitat for Humanity for many years. So when he heard that Homes for our Troops was building a house for a veteran who had lost both his legs in combat, Troy offered his services.


This project is extra close to Troy’s heart.  Being a veteran and an amputee himself, he knows what it’s like to return home from combat. While he didn’t lose his leg while on active duty during the Vietnam war, an illness he contracted while there led to its eventual amputation years later.


We’re proud to have someone like Troy as a patient at SCP.


To view the Orange County Register article on this building project, click here

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Amputee L’Oreal Spokesperson

Double amputee Aimee Mullins is now a L’Oreal spokesperson/model! She will be in both TV and print ads for the company. Aimee says the company‘s tagline, “Because you‘re worth it,” can really ring true for woman with disabilities, saying, “It’s the complexity of who we are that makes us beautiful.”

Check out the article here.

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Mirror Therapy

“Mirror Therapy” has helped many amputees who suffer from phantom limb pain.

This article gives a good explanation of how it works.

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Southern California Disabled Vets

Any southern California disabled vets interested in learning how to SCUBA, check out the following link. It’s a great program!

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Para-Snowboard Winners

Congratulations to Amy Purdy and Evan Strong! They both won GOLD medals at the WSF Para-Snowboard World Cups held on Feb 3 & 4th.

Check them out here

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New Prosthetic Products and Technologies

Functional Amputee Support Team (FAST), in conjunction with Southern California Prosthetics, cordially invites you to attend our next Amputee Education Series program: New Prosthetic Products and Technologies Each year new products come to market, advancing the state of the art for amputees worldwide. We are excited to have several of the top prosthetic manufacturing companies […]

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