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Research: Disability Specific Resources: Amputation

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New Sign Prosthetic Research Center have been innovators since the beginning when prosthetics were still made with wood, they initiated the use of fiberglass materials in the 50's and became one of the first 100 facilities in the country to receive a certificate of approval from the American Board of Certification (ABC). RGP further excelled in research and development and became a national leader in the newest in prosthetic innovations. Today they are one of the first facilities in the United States to obtain the BioSculptor computer aided design system, RGP continues to search for the most accurate fitting techniques that ensure a total-contact suction fit. "Our goal is to design a custom prosthesis that fits the lifestyle of amputees, not one that the amputee has to adjust their life to," added Guth. "Until a prosthesis is considered an advantage instead of a disability, we will continue to research new developments that encourage active lifestyles for amputees of all ages." Prosthetic Research Center is located at 6147 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115, telephone: (800) 545-1932 or (619) 582-3871 or fax: (619) 582-3999 or email: info@rgp.com.

New Sign Prosthetics Research Study is a multidisciplinary research team with a goal to preserve the limb at risk and improve function for the amputee. PRS was founded in 1964 with Dr. Ernest M. Burgess, orthopaedic surgeon, as Director and Principal Investigator. has followed their mission by working with patients all the way through the process, from risk evaluation through amputation and rehabilitation. Address: 675 South Lane Street, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98104, Phone: 206.903.8136 or Fax: 206.903.8141or Email: info@prs-research.org

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