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Category: Prosthetics

WillowWood Koa LP – Kurt Yaeger’s Story

The actor. The athlete. The amputee. February 9, 2021 by Mike Sanford Nothing stops Kurt Yaeger. Nothing. He’s a successful actor with roles in CBS’s NCIS Los Angeles, the Cinemax series Quarry, L.A.’s Finest, Sons of Anarchy, and his newest show Netflix’s Another Life (2021) on his list of credits. He’s an accomplished professional BMX bicycle rider, a serious athlete, and adrenaline junkie. He also happens to be a below-the-knee amputee. A sense of adventure and lust for trying new (and occasionally dangerous) things runs in the Yaeger family. Kurt’s… Read more WillowWood Koa LP – Kurt Yaeger’s Story

Cascade Supplier Partners: Product Highlight – Ottobock bebionic Hand

The bebionic Hand features cutting edge technology and innovation, providing the ability for individuals with upper limb loss to perform everyday activities with ease. With 14 different hand grip patterns and hand positions, activities from eating meals to typing are much more attainable. Key Features & Benefits Highly functional, multi-articulating hand Bluetooth module Spring-loaded flexion fingers Padded fingertips Wide thumb profile Skin Silicone Prosthetic gloves available in 9 colors L6880 + L6881 + L6882 + L6629 In order to fully fabricate, practitioners will need to purchase the following options: bebionic… Read more Cascade Supplier Partners: Product Highlight – Ottobock bebionic Hand

WillowWood ALPHA SmartTemp Gel Liner – Dan’s Story

Competitive powerlifting? In Dallas, Texas? No sweat. If there’s anyone who can speak with authority on sweat, it’s Dan Nunnelly. Consider this: Dan is a competitive powerlifter and strongman competitor. He lives in the scorching heat of Dallas. His gym doesn’t have air-conditioning, and temperatures can reach 100 degrees during his training sessions and competitions. Yes, Dan knows a thing or two about sweat. Dan has been an amputee for five years, and he’s been competing in strongman competitions for four years. During workouts and competitions, his liner would often… Read more WillowWood ALPHA SmartTemp Gel Liner – Dan’s Story

Cascade Supplier Partners: Product Highlight – Ottobock Kenevo

The Kenevo® Microprocessor Knee features a lightweight design that adapts to different mobility capabilities and needs. The adaptive swing release allows for increased security when walking, while the automatic unlock and real time resistance adjustments provide a smooth sitting motion. The Kenevo brings the security of an MPK to an often underserved patient population. Key Features & Benefits Standing function has a range of stability options Backwards walking support Pre-lock for stability when standing up Stumble recovery plus Wheelchair function Inertial motion unit Lithium-ion battery Bluetooth® Connectivity Color: Desert Pearl… Read more Cascade Supplier Partners: Product Highlight – Ottobock Kenevo

Alpha SmartTemp Gel Liner – Bethany’s Story

Keeping Up With Bethany Between managing a multimillion-dollar business, going to the gym regularly, traveling the world, and chasing her 3-year-old son around in the hot Texas weather, Bethany is about as busy and active as it gets. Like all amputees, Bethany had trouble regulating her body temperature. Going from tough workouts in the gym to her busy work schedule, she would often get overheated. She would frequently have to empty the excess sweat from the liner, and she would lose so much volume that she eventually couldn’t even keep… Read more Alpha SmartTemp Gel Liner – Bethany’s Story

Cascade Supplier Partners: New Product Availability

Ottobock Microprocessor products are now available through Cascade. We have bolstered our product portfolio with the addition of three lower extremity microprocessor products; the C-Leg® 4, Kenevo®, and Meridium Foot. C-Leg® Microprocessor Knee The C-Leg® 4 prosthetic knee features a stumble recover feature that provides patients stability and comfort on uneven surfaces. The real time swing phase control ensures precision due to the 3D motion analysis technology. Intuitive or Automatic Stance options Walking backward support Two programmable MyModes IP67 Rating: 67/weatherproof Manufacturer Recommended LCode(s): 5828, L5845, L5848, L5856 Clinical Studies… Read more Cascade Supplier Partners: New Product Availability

Cascade Supplier Partners: New and Innovative Solutions

The Alpha SmartTemp® Gel Liner is constructed with WillowWood’s proprietary blend of Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) gel and heat absorption technology. This technology allows the liner to absorb and store heat from a residual limb, delaying the onset of sweat. The liner releases the stored heat as the body cools down, stabilizing the skin temperature to keep the user comfortable all day. The transtibial liner features a flexible knee panel of abrasion-resistant fabric that allows for easy flexion without pulling and tightening at the knee. Key Features & Benefits Reduces sweat,… Read more Cascade Supplier Partners: New and Innovative Solutions

Cascade Supplier Partners: New Solutions

The Koa™ LP  is a moderate to high activity fiberglass prosthetic foot that provides both smooth rollover and energy return. With one of the lowest build heights among fiberglass feet, the Koa LP can be used with longer residual limbs and a range of components. The foot’s multiaxial split keel design delivers excellent ground compliance on a variety of terrain and provides greater stability for those adjusting to a new prosthesis. The Koa LP foot is suitable for both transtibial and transfemoral amputees up to 365 pounds. Key Benefits Ultra-low… Read more Cascade Supplier Partners: New Solutions