John Martin realizes he can’t change what happened in the past but makes every effort to change what happens tomorrow.
John was semi-retired and an avid outdoorsman when an impaired driver hit him, severing his right leg. Doctors were forced to amputate John’s right leg and he vowed never to accept the word “can’t”.
With the help of Sudbury Prosthetic and Orthotic Design John had his prosthesis re-aligned, and had new custom-made test and permanent sockets provided to interface with his residual limb.
A comfortable, custom-fit prosthesis makes it easier for John to reach his goals.
“I never consider myself disabled,” says John.
“I just say that my body has been altered. Every obstacle that I encounter in my new life now becomes a challenge to me and I strive to beat it.”
What we did
John had undergone a recent loss in residual limb volume and required a new suction socket that would integrate with his current prosthetic componentry. We re-aligned his componentry and provided him with a flexible trial period that allowed him to cope with other medical issues. This resulted in a properly interfaced socket that allowed him to maintain the active lifestyle he enjoys.