As a leader in innovative vascular care, Michigan Vascular Center is pleased to introduce the Mobility Center. Our goal is providing the best amputee care in Genesee County. Our philosophy encourages a "team approach" between the surgeon and the prosthetist to ensure the best possible outcome for our patients. This early and continued involvement ultimately leads to amputees who are more ambulatory with minimal changes in lifestyle.
One of our goals at Michigan Vascular Center is to save every leg, but like anything in life, it doesn't always go as planned. In the past, one of our vascular surgeons performed the amputation, but patients were seen elsewhere for their prosthetic care. It was impersonal and difficult to follow through on our surgical cases. Now we feel we can give each patient a better experience with the addition of prosthetist, Ken Eick. Ken's skills include custom creation of prosthetics in our own in-house workshop.
The Mobility Center is happy to announce their partnership with Amputee Blade Runners, a 501c3 non-profit organization, providing free running/sports prostheses for active amputees. Running/sport specific prostheses are not covered by insurance providers. Through our partnership, we will be able to give amputees the chance to regain an active/athletic lifestyle. Visit http://www.amputeebladerunners.com for information regarding receiving a free running prosthesis or to make donations.