The University Record, March 25, 1997

Orthotics and Prosthetics Center helps mold new lives

Jeff Van Sickle (left photo, standing) and Steve Cielinski form plastic wrap around a mold of a patient's lower leg. After the wrap is formed and cooled, it will be cleaned and trimmed by Cielinski, as in the right photo.





Paul Cawley (photo to right) tests a prosthesis that includes a microprocessor to determine the forward motion for a patient depending on his walking speed. The center aids about 850 patients each month.

Photos by Bob Kalmbach



Thanks go to Anita Liberman-Lampear, who told us about the center. To tell the Record staff about your ideas for photos or stories, send e-mail to urecord@umich.edu or call 764-4266, 764-6825 or 647-1841.