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Issue: September 2010 
Welcome to Sierra Orthopedic Laboratories E-mail Newsletter.

In this issue, we are going to introduce you to the the i-Limb from Touch Bionics, show you The WalkAide System: Helping You Get a Leg Up on Foot Drop, and show you images from our 2010 product Test Drive.
Experience The Difference!
2010 Sierra Orthopedic Test Drive
Sierra Orthopedics Annual Test Drive was held on August 17th with Great Success!  Our slogan, "Experience the Difference" captured the spirit of the day as amputees tried out electronic knees, advanced feet, and the myoelectrically controlled I Limb hand.  It was a great day!

We have more Test Drives planned, as we feel this gives our patients the opportunity to test out the latest technology, and give our patients the best care possible.

If you are interested in attending future Test Drives, or would like to set up a personal test drive where you can test out any Prosthetic device, give us a call today: (707) 528-9808 or email:

View pictures from our 2010 Test Drive

Experience the Difference at Sierra Orthopedic Labs Today!
The i-Limb
The world's first fully articulating and commercially available bionic hand.
Touch Bionics is a leading developer of advanced upper-limb prosthetics (ULP). One of the two products now commercially available from the company, the i-LIMB Hand, is a first-to-market prosthetic device with five individually powered digits. This artificial limb looks and acts like a real human hand and represents a generational advance in bionics and patient care.
The Touch Bionics i-LIMB Hand was developed using leading-edge mechanical engineering techniques and is manufactured using high-strength plastics. The result is a next-generation prosthetic device that is lightweight, robust and highly appealing to both patients and healthcare professionals.
The WalkAide System
The WalkAide System
WalkAide: Helping You Get a Leg Up on Foot Drop
WalkAide is a medical device that, after more than a decade in development, has received marketing clearance from the FDA for improving walking ability of people experiencing foot drop. Foot Drop is a condition caused by weakness or paralysis of the muscles involved in lifting the front part of the foot, which causes a person to drag the toe of the shoe on the ground or slap the foot on the floor.
Foot drop (also called drop foot) can result from peroneal nerve palsy or from damage to the central nervous system such as stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. The WalkAide is designed to assist with the ability to lift the foot for those individuals who have suffered an injury to their central nervous system. The WalkAide is not designed to work with people who have damage to the lower motor neurons/peripheral nerves.
Invented by a team of researchers at the University of Alberta, WalkAide uses functional electrical stimulation to restore typical nerve-to-muscle signals in the leg and foot, effectively lifting the foot at the appropriate time. The resulting movement is a smoother, more natural and safer stepping motion. It allows faster walking for longer distances with less fatigue. In fact, many people who try WalkAide experience immediate and substantial improvement in their walking ability, which increases their mobility, functionality, and overall independence.
Visit Our New Website!
Sierra Orthopedic Website
We are excited to announce our New Website Our
New Website features a new Patient Center, Product Profiles, News, Blogs, an Education Section, and More!
What we do:
Sierra Orthopedic Laboratory is Northern California's premier producer of custom fabricated prosthetic & orthotic devices. With four convenient locations (Santa Rosa, Novato, Ukiah, and Clearlake), we are able to help more patients.  Sierra Orthopedic Laboratory was founded in 1979, and has grown successfully providing up-to-date custom orthopedic appliances and personal service to meet the increasing needs of amputees and orthopedically challenged individuals.
At Sierra Orthopedic Laboratory, we try to make a difference in our patient's lives, the health professionals we work with, and the local community. With our experienced staff, our unique education programs, and our product test drives, come and Experience The Difference with Sierra Orthopedic Labs today.  We are not just here to help our patients, but we also want to help educate the community and local health professionals so that they will be able to give the best care possible.
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