Company News

Paralyzed Stroke Victims Gain Mobility and Freedom Through Breakthrough MyoPro Brace at Lake Prosthetics

Posted on by

Dallas/Fort Worth stroke victims have a new reason to celebrate during National Stroke Awareness Month this May. Stroke victims are reporting greater freedom and independence through the use of the MyoPro motorized arm brace, offered exclusively at Lake Prosthetics & Research.

The MyoProTM is unlike any brace or recovery device previously available for stroke victims. This breakthrough orthosis is designed to help individuals self-initiate and control movements of a partially paralyzed arm using their own muscle signals.

The unique nature of the MyoPro stems from its use of muscle signal detection to trigger movement. When the user tries to bend his or her arm, sensors in the brace detect the weak muscle signals, activating a small motor in the brace, which aids the arm in completing its desired movement.

With the brace, a stroke victim can perform the most basic activities of daily living, such as feeding, reaching, and lifting. Although these activities may seem simple, to a survivor of a traumatic brain injury or stroke, these tasks are exceedingly difficult and often unachievable.

Chris Lake, the founder of Lake Prosthetics, says the device is revolutionizing treatment and recovery for stroke victims. “The MyoPro is a life-changing device, allowing stroke victims to regain arm function that was previously impossible or at best very difficult,” Lake said. “We are proud to be selected as the only provider of the MyoPro in Texas,” Lake adds, a designation that is based upon his expertise as a research leader in upper-limb prosthetics.

Lake Prosthetics evaluates each patient to ensure that the MyoPro device is medically appropriate and will be of assistance to the user. Following the evaluation stage, the patient is informed about the insurance benefits, coverage and potential cost. At their facility in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Chris Lake and his team fit and customize the MyoPro brace to the patient’s arm. Patients are also given thorough on-site training by Lake Prosthetics to help them maximize the new freedoms that the MyoPro affords.

James Sherrell: Bionic Hand Patient

Posted on by

This video was shot and edited by the mother of one of our patients, James Sherrell. They showcase some of the intricacies involved in the customized bionic hand Chris Lake designed for James.

James’ job requires a device with a great deal of resiliency and sturdiness. Grip strength is essential, which you will notice in the video.

Amar Patel: Dental Student

Posted on by

My Story

My story starts as a 24-year-old second year student in dental school in San Antonio. I had been up very late one night studying for exams, and the following day, I was driving to Dallas.

During the drive, my fatigue got the best of me, and I fell asleep at the wheel. I awoke to see my car swerving across the highway onto the opposing service road. I felt the tires grab the road and thought “Oh no!” as the car tilted. Everything went into slow motion. The windshield of my car shattered as the car flipped. I desperately stuck up my left arm to brace myself…

And then my arm was gone.

Keep Reading…

Avraham Hertz: Patient Testimonial

Posted on by

To whom it may concern | July 2012

I the undersigned, Avraham Hertz, am a 73 years old Israeli citizen and an Israeli defense forces disabled veteran. My most prominent disability is being a bilateral upper-limb amputee for over 54 years, due to which I have been using body-powered prostheses with hooks ever since my injury, enabling me to have a fully independent functioning of all daily activities; from dressing and writing to driving and travelling overseas, etc. Keep Reading…

Mark Kirby: Retired, Classic Car Enthusiast

Posted on by

My Story

It was a beautiful fall day and my buddy and I were doing something we loved, dove hunting. What started as an idyllic day quickly turned into a nightmare. I had shot a bird and was focused on watching where it landed so I could retrieve it.

As I stood up my finger instinctively reached down to arm the safety on my 12 gauge shotgun. As I reached to click it, I was stepping forward and my back foot got tangled on the strap of my hunting stool. I felt myself falling forward and reached out with my left hand to steady myself.

And then I heard it, the ear shattering BOOM.

Keep Reading…

image of Alex Radford Prosthetic Fishing

Alex Radford: Law Student, Avid Fisherman

Posted on by

Several years ago, I had an accident and lost both of my hands, requiring me to have them surgically amputated. One of my main goals in the recovery process was to regain the ability and freedom to enjoy my life’s passion of fishing.

Keep Reading…