Case Studies

Possibility in Action

Life with a prosthesis is different, but it can be fulfilling and complete on many levels. Our patients are constantly overcoming obstacles in pursuit of their dreams to be independent, find new careers, play sports, start a family, travel, and much more. They are living proof of what's possible with the right prosthesis, training, support, and motivation.


Doing What You Love

Doing what you love makes you happy, and for our friend Brian Doyne, that means rock climbing. While serving in the Army in Iraq, he was severely injured and lost his left arm. He’s one of thousands of people we’ve worked with to create unique prosthetic solutions. Because there's more to life than preparing meals and folding clothes---it's about doing what you love.

“The prosthesis dramatically lessens the burden that I have on my left hand. It helps to balance me out on the right and helps with some of the fine motor skills I do at my desk."
Sherri Whittaker
Sherri Whittaker

Arm Dynamics, Minneapolis

“From the beginning I've always said I would take this situation and I would show people that there is hope out there. I would try to inspire them and show them that anything is possible."
Jason Koger
Jason Koger

Arm Dynamics, Dallas

“When I went to work and showed my colleagues my new electric fingers, they thought it was the coolest thing they'd ever seen.”
Candice Dickie
Candice Dicke

Arm Dynamics, Portland

"Limitations are more of a mindset than the physical ability, and once you find your new normal and you fully understand it, everything becomes possible."
Staff Sgt. Michael Kacer (RET)
Staff Sgt. Michael Kacer (RET)

Arm Dynamics Patient

"I was brought up to always look at the positive side of life. I’m going to get back out there, do whatever I have to do, and prove to the world that just because I lost five fingers, it’s not slowing me down.”
Alex Kruger
Alex Krueger

Arm Dynamics, Minneapolis

Getting Back to Work

For most people, doing our job involves using our hands. “Will I be able to work?” is one of the first things our patients ask. Our clinical therapy specialists work one-on-one with patients throughout out their prosthetic rehabilitation, establishing goals and providing training to accomplish them. Our prosthetists and technicians design functional and comfortable devices to meet the requirements of each unique patient. Therapists may even assist the patient in the workplace to help them reacclimate.