Here at Open Bionics we know that no two patients, or stories are the same. It is our goal to understand the emotional and physical needs of each and every one of our patients to customize their experience and determine how the Hero Arm can help them reach their goals. This is why we have opened a new prosthetic clinic in Denver Colorado, so patients have a place to consult, learn and try the latest of bionic technologies we have to offer.
The first step in your Hero Arm journey is to register on our website. Once registered, you will be contacted by a member of our qualification team to ensure the Hero Arm is right for you. After determining you are a candidate for the Hero Arm we can either set up a video call with our in-house prosthetist so they can answer questions, and if funding support is required you will be directed to our funding support team.
If you choose the Open Bionics clinic in Denver Colorado, you will be guaranteed to get the Hero Arm for the lowest possible price. During the appointment, we will cover all your prosthetic needs and go through social, medical, and prosthetic history as well as get a better understanding of your goals and how you think the Hero Arm will impact your life. Also, as part of the appointment our in-house prosthetist will assess your limb presentation, determine muscle sites for the Hero Arm electrodes to read and then place the trial kit on your arm. These are all non-invasive practises that will allow you to get an idea of how the Hero Arm would work on your arm.
During your appointment, we will place a Hero Arm trial kit which will allow you to practice muscle contractions needed to open and close the hand. Once we find the best muscle sites to place the Hero Arm electrodes and you have had plenty of time to practice, we will get measurements of your limb as well as either a scan or a cast so that we can begin to make a Hero Arm liner fits you perfectly.
Next time you visit us in the clinic, you will be in for a “check socket” appointment. We use this time to check that the liner fit is perfect and you can undertake a number of activities while wearing it. From this appointment we note any changes or pressure points that need to be adjusted in the final liner that will fit inside your Hero Arm. We will also make sure there is adequate suspension so the final Hero Arm stays on your arm comfortably, while giving you a good range of motions. Once we have the optimal liner, we will once again get you set up with the Hero Arm trial kit so you can further practice the muscle contractions to function the bionic arm and we can test the final length to make sure it looks good and you are happy with it.
The final appointment will be the day you get to take home your Hero Arm. We will assess the overall fit of the final Hero Arm and make any minor adjustments as needed. We will then go through a training session to make sure you understand how to operate the Hero Arm and ensure it is functioning properly.
After the final delivery of the Hero Arm we offer remote follow up appointments. These can be used as additional training sessions or to answer any questions that may come up. If further adjustments are needed after the final fitting we will also offer in person adjustment and follow up appointments if you would prefer. We suggest having the first remote video follow up about 2 weeks after you take the Hero Arm home.
Born and raised in Golden, Colorado Elise is an ABC Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist who received her Masters in Orthotics and Prosthetics from Loma Linda University. She completed her residency in San Diego, CA where shortly after she worked to develop a pediatric specialist team to work with Rady’s Children’s Hospital. In 2019, Elise found her way back home and worked at the Children’s Hospital Colorado. Here she was able to establish a team approach to patient care, working directly in the clinics with doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and wider medical teams. Throughout her education and early career Elise has been an avid volunteer with the Challenged Athletes Foundation, as well as PossAbilities, volunteering in their annual triathlons.
Please note our clinic is open Monday – Friday by appointment only. You can find us located at:
200 Union Blvd, Suite 440, Lakewood, CO 80228
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