Kyle S. has goals. Recently he signed up for Run The Ridge, July 14 in Schenectady. Kyle is a husband, father of three young children. He is an ER nurse works who 16 hour shifts. He also works as a flight nurse traveling around the world transporting patients,
Recently Kyle was fit with bilateral, transtibial suction suspension prostheses with Ability DynamicsRUSH Foot HiPros. Kyle is a pretty amazing man and accomplishes much every day. We are proud to be part of Kyle's team, providing him with high performance prosthetics for many years. Check out this workout video! He is training for the Run the Ridge at Maple Ski Ridge
April 23, 2018
A typical day at Sampson’s, “Peaches” stops for a photo op after his appointment with certified prosthetic assistant, Ellie Thompson! Peaches sporting an all-American look with his USA hockey shirt, Harley-Davidson custom socket, and Rush HiPro® Foot. #AllSmiles
April 19, 2018
Believe in Possible!
Check out our patient's pose and new socket - a more modern version of Rosie the Riveter! And the message on her t-shirt: Believe in Possible! She embodies the POSITIVE ATTITUDE we should all have! We celebrate her, and all spunky amputees, this third week of Limb Loss Awareness Month! #LLAM
October 30, 2017
Check out this super motivated mom and Sampson’s patient! She underwent Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) surgery and was fit with an external power prosthesis. With the use of different terminal devices, this wife and mom of three young boys, can “sweep up a mess” or “stay in shape”!
There is really nothing that stops Sampson’s patient Andre J. from doing what she wants to do. She long ago resolved to live life to the fullest after being injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a drunk driver.
Sampson's patient Patrick C. has had a rough go the past couple of years. The-retired Marine sergeant and 28-year veteran of the Kingston Police Department, was enjoying his retirement until circulation problems as a result of his Type 2 diabetes hit him hard.
Dennis G. Personifies the Can-Do Expression, "Attitude Is Everything!": Dennis, 57, is a below-knee and below-elbow amputee, but you would never know it from the life he leads - sportsman, a Professional Geologist, and having a passion for taking things apart and putting them back together again.
Keeping Up With Sandy P.: Sandy P. has a daily schedule that would wear many people out just hearing about it. She's a full-time teaching assistant in the Scotia-Glenville Central School District, an after-school tutor, and a certified personal trainer at Precise Fitness and Training. In her "free" time, she's an avid hiker, biker and gardener. Oh yes, she also is an above-knee amputee at mid-thigh, but that doesn't slow her down a bit.
Sampson's Patient First in Capital Region to Have TMR Surgery: On December 11, 2010, John C.'s life changed forever when the vehicle he was driving crashed on the New York State Thruway. Trauma included the loss of his arm, broken ribs, and neck and back injuries. "The last thing I remember was a coughing fit and the helicopter ride to Albany Medical Center. I didn't even know I lost my arm until three days later," he recalled.
Sampson's Expertise Puts Erica Back on Two Feet with Unique Socket Design: Bill Sampson, CP, has been elevated to "prosthetic god" status, at least according to amputee Erica K. who used those words, albeit chuckling, to describe how good she felt after being fit with the Marlo Anatomical Socket, better known as MAS.
Amputation doesn't keep Jason K. from his passion of bronc busting: Take one determined cowboy, one bucking horse, a judge's score that counts points for the horse's bucking action and the rider's technical expertise, and you have the makings of classic rodeo saddle bronc riding.
Sampson's Patient Fit with New Hydraulic Hip Joint System: Bernice D. has been a hip disarticulation amputee for most of her life after having lost her leg to an osteosarcoma bone tumor when she was 16 years old. She has never let her degree of amputation slow her down - she has a successful career and enjoys golf, kayaking, and swimming. However, Bernice recently found a higher degree of mobility and comfort with the Helix3D Hip Joint System from Otto Bock.
From Wooden Legs and Leather Straps to Vacuum Suspension: In the not too distant past, before carbon fiber, CAD/CAM design, computerized knees, energy-storing feet, and other high-tech innovations, prosthetic components were wood, leather, or metal with straps and belts for suspension, designs that had changed little since the Civil War. However, since the late 1970s, methods, materials, and technology have moved componentry to state-of-the-art, with no end in sight.
April 14, 2017
Check out this story about Sampson's patient and Albany County Sheriff Deputy Greg Stiglmeier. Watch the interview with Bill Sampson and the web extra. It's an inspirational story for Limb Loss Awareness Month.
Sampson’s patient Mary F. emailed us these photos from her vacation in Florida. Fitted by Bill Sampson, CP, Mary wears an elevated vacuum system and Ottobock’s X3 knee. Wearing her prosthesis in and out of water, Mary had no issues and said it was the best experience of her life!
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Vietnam Vet Shares Story of Recovery
Sampson's patient Ned, a Vietnam Vet and amputee, was profiled in a recent issue of the VVA Magazine.
Cycle accident doesn't curb amputee's need to feel the wind
A trike is a new style of riding for Mary, who became an amputee after a horrific accident in August 2013. To suit her active lifestyle, Bill Sampson, CP, fit her with the Harmony Elevated Vacuum System and a C-Leg. After such a serious accident many people might give up the motorcycle for good, but not Mary.
Patient Gets Relief from Excessive Sweating with Botox® Injections
When above-knee amputee Ann S. experienced excessive sweating in her socket and on her residual limb, she lost suction suspension and did not feel secure walking in her prosthesis. As a very active amputee, she didn’t want to be limited by down time to take off her socket, dry the sweat, only to have it return again in a short period.
Sub-Atmospheric Socket Provides Comfort and Flexibility for Longtime Patient
One of the most dangerous farm machines is the hay baler, a tractor accessory that ties and bundles hay into bales. Every year, hundreds are injured as a result of being crushed or pulled into a baler. Such is the case with Sampson's patient David S., who lost his leg in a nasty baler accident in the early 1970s.
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