June 12, 2024

Case Study: Triumph Over Infection and Amputation with a Custom Prosthetic


A Brief History of the Patient

Leonard Sandgren, 76, faced a life-altering challenge when an infected hand injury led to a leg amputation. Before this setback, Leonard's days were filled with the joys of hiking through scenic trails, tending to his flourishing garden, and training his canine companions. Determined to reclaim his active lifestyle and not let the amputation define him, Leonard sought the expertise of PrimeCare Orthotics & Prosthetics for a prosthetic solution to address the challenges he faced due to his amputation. Leonard received comprehensive care, including a detailed evaluation, custom prosthetic design and fitting, and ongoing support throughout his rehabilitation process.

A Brief History of the Patient

Prosthetics Journey

Understanding the profound impact the amputation had on Leonard's life, our team embarked on a mission to create a prosthetic solution that would seamlessly integrate with his active pursuits. We started with a comprehensive assessment, carefully listening to Leonard's aspirations and concerns.

Leveraging cutting-edge technology and meticulous fitting techniques, we crafted a personalized lower limb prosthetic that not only restored his mobility but also empowered him to confidently embrace his favorite activities.

Prosthetics Journey


Through collaborative efforts and dedicated rehabilitation, Leonard achieved remarkable results. His determination and resilience, coupled with our personalized care and innovative technology, led to a swift and successful adaptation to his new prosthetic. Leonard's recovery timeline was accelerated, exceeding typical expectations, and he was soon able to resume his normal life, including walking, gardening, and training his dogs.

Leonard's story is a testament to the power of personalized prosthetic care and the unwavering spirit of individuals who overcome physical challenges to reclaim their lives. It exemplifies the positive impact that customized prosthetic solutions can have on enhancing mobility, independence, and overall well-being.

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