Center for Prosthetics Orthotics, Inc.|Seattle|Bellevue|Kirkland

Emma Meyers

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Tell us the story of Emma’s injury and amputation.

Emma was born with fibular hemimelia of her right leg in Datong Shanxi Provence, China. She was adopted December 15, 2008 and had her amputation surgery February 3, 2009. She started six weeks of physical therapy five weeks after the surgery.

What type of prosthetic device is she wearing?

A Symes prosthesis with gel liner and distal pin suspension.

“Emma can now walk, for the first time in her life. Actually, she is running and jumping and climbing.”

Do you have any advice to share with new patients in similar situations?

For families, remember that you are your child’s best advocate. And be prepared for very long appointments.

How has your prosthesis changed her life?

Emma can now walk, for the first time in her life. Actually, she is running and jumping and climbing. She loves her Little Gym class.


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Michael Dreyer

“Being able to talk about your situation is so important. Being an amputee is not easy, but you're not alone. Take what you have been given and fulfill your dreams and goals.”

Glenn Barfield

“I sat up after being thrown 35 feet and realized my leg was severed.”

Bronson (The Magnificent)

“Although it is very difficult to see your infant in casts and undergo surgery, focus on the end result - your child will be able to walk, skip, and run.”

Per Jensen

“Have a positive attitude and try to live as normally as possible, doing what you want to do.”

Brett Wolfe

“Know what you want to do with your prostheses and understand you own skills and limits.”

Amina Nawaz

“I am happy... I hope everyone who has this [procedure] can be happy and enjoy life again.”

Lori McPhetridge

“Being able to walk again has been one of the greatest things to happen to me and it is getting better all the time.”

Ron Hoeffer

“My prosthesis has given me my self-esteem back and the ability to hold a job.”