Drew and his team hold a steadfast commitment to education, training and innovation - and that includes information available to the patient. That's why this section of our site is dedicated to making inspirational, educational, high-tech and otherwise interesting articles available to our patients. We'll keep adding to this as we have new and fascinating information we'd like to share with you.
Drew just returned from an exchange sponsored by Mobility Outreach International in Cap Haitien, Haiti where he evaluated amputees, instructed local prosthetists, and incorporated new technologies in an effort to provide a sustainable level of prosthetic care.
A truly inspiring story of heroism and incredibly hard work - and that's just the tip of the ice berg with this month's cover story in Men's Health!
Several of our patients will be participating in this year's Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) Triathlon Challenge!
Ossur Unity Suspension delivers sleeveless comfort, improved suspension, increased blood flow, reduced pistoning and rotation control
Drew Hittenberger was the only orthotist to attend the Northern California Post Polio Conference, "We Are Still Here - Living with the Effects of Polio," a conference for polio survivors and the medical community interested in polio and the management of post polio effects.
Hittenberger Orthotics & Prosthetics is accredited for another 3 years by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics
Drew's passion for helping those in need with his skills and training extends to veterinary services as well.
A truly impressive TED Talk presentation from Hugh Herr illustrates just how far technology is pushing the next generation of bionic limbs and robotic prosthetics. Watch the talk and see Adrianne Haslet-David, who lost her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, demonstrate these phenomenal advances by dancing again first the first time.
We are thrilled that Amy Purdy, the American Paralypian we posted about previously, has made it to the finals in this season of Dancing with the Stars. Go Amy!
A terrific article by the New York Daily News highlights the increasing use of prosthetic limbs to help animals, particularly family dogs and cats, regain their mobility. Drew is proud to have helped make this a reality for some "little patients" himself.
Patient Matt Valdez makes his injury an asset competing for “most authentic pirate” with his peg leg
With grace and a terrific sense of humor, patient Matt Valdez competed in several halloween costume contests, making his prosthetic leg a centrepiece of his costume
A recent episode of "Nature" on PBS was awe-inspiring. It featured animals overcoming their disabilities with the help of modern advances in prosthetics. It was amazing!
We couldn't be more thrilled that American Paralypian, Amy Purdy, is on this season's Dancing with the Stars, demonstrating just how determined and successful she can be with two prosthetic legs.
Drew Hittenberger worked with a local veterinary hospital to design an innovative protheses to help a young puppy walk and run again.
Drew was touched by this campaign by Pro Infirmis to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities. It’s quite simply moving. And we felt compelled to share it.
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