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.
An article about the pioneering work of Hittenbergers, a well-established prosthetics designer and manufacturer breaking new ground in an integrated approach to prosthetics and patient recovery.
Veterans of the Soviet conflict in Afghanistan participated in a guest program hosted by American veterans of the war in Vietnam, with a small contingent welcomed to the San Francisco area. The visit holds a medical focus: understanding and treating delayed stress disorder (what is today referred to as post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD). It also served as an opportunity for Soviet veterans who had lost limbs in the conflict to experience advancements in prosthetics unique to the western world. Prosthetics in the Soviet Union are comparatively unsophisticated and the one veteran in particular was to be fitted with a state-of-the-art artificial leg by Herman Hittenberger (Drew Hittenberger’s father) at his San Francisco office.
A terrific article about how learning to ski is proving an effective therapy for vets in actively learning and adapting to their new prosthetic reality.
"Helping Haitian Amputees One Step at a Time" in Sonoma Medicine, a feature article written by Drew Hittenberger, recounts Drew's remarkable experience traveling to Haiti in 2014 on a mission with Mobility Outreach International.
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.
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.