Since 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery has provided our patients with an in-house brace shop in order to fit them with the most up-to-date limb replacement and bracing devices available. Today, the Prosthetics and Orthotics Service at HSS includes a comprehensive, world-class facility capable of fitting, crafting, modifying, fabricating, and delivering prefabricated and custom prosthetic limbs and orthotic appliances which are tailor-made for any orthopedic condition.
The experts at the Prosthetics and Orthotics Service at HSS are certified by the American Board of Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc. (ABC), and the facility itself is an Accredited Facility. The practice is also the only accredited Residency Site of the National Commission on Orthotics and Prosthetic Education in Manhattan. The products they provide are meant to correct, protect, assist, and support various appendages and other afflicted locations around the body.
The Service's self-contained on-site prosthetic and orthotic workshop ensures that the quality of each custom-made device is consistently excellent from start to finish. Additionally, the Service performs consultations for HSS physicians and maintains a prosthetics and orthotics clinic at HSS every week.
HSS employs its own ABC-Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist and Director of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Glenn Garrison, who can be contacted at 212.606.1262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ellen and Joe Wright Prosthetic and Orthotic Fund makes it possible for pediatric patients to receive the custom and non-custom devices they need.