This type of cancer can occur in both men and women and also children. Many areas of the body parts can be affected by this disease. We provide solutions that are unique to each person we see.

We welcome discussing our solutions with anyone who requires a prosthetic  restoration after surgery. Call us to find out more about our services.

Below are some examples of different types of body prostheses we have created for patients. All our prostheses have a functional component as well as restoring the appearance of the patient. We are pleased to discuss what we can provide for anyone requiring this type of prosthetic restoration.

 

Founded by a medical artist, New Attitude has the expertise to meet the challenges posed by these types of prostheses. We provide prosthetic solutions that can not be found elsewhere.

New Attitude creates realistic and functional external body prostheses that restore soft tissue deficits sfter surgery for a sarcoma diagnosis.

OTHER PROSTHESES 

A hard or soft tissue tumor can occur in any part of the body. The surgery and the amount of tissue removed varies from person to person. Everyone's case is different and we have the experience and skills to develop the right solution.

Contact us to discuss what you need  and we will develop the best design for you. 

 
 
Initial Appointment for Body Replica (1st Patient Clinical Visit

The custom-made prosthesis is designed by first creating a prototype or test model. The clinician can test the prosthesis model while it is being designed and make changes to the size, shape, and fit of the prosthesis prototype with the patient present. This enables the clinician to test the comfort, fit, and appearance of the final prosthesis before the final version is fabricated in our medical silicones. Our materials are colour-matched to the patient's skin. The appointments to obtain the body replica and the design appointments can be completed on consecutive days, for patients from out of town so they only need to make one trip to Toronto and stay for two to three days to complete the work.The first step in designing a custom-made prosthesis is obtaining an accurate model of the patient's anatomy in the area where the prosthesis will be placed. This body replica is used to create the back-fitting surface of the custom-made prosthesis.

Creating the Prototype Model of the Body Prosthesis  (2nd Patient Clinical Visit)

The custom-made prosthesis is designed by first creating a prototype or test model. The clinician can test the prosthesis model while it is being designed and make changes to the size, shape, and fit of the prosthesis prototype with the patient present. This enables the clinician to test the comfort, fit, and appearance of the final prosthesis before the final version is fabricated in our medical silicones. Our materials are colour-matched to the patient's skin. The appointments to obtain the body replica and the design appointments can be completed on consecutive days, for patients from out of town so they only need to make one trip to Toronto and stay for two to three days to complete the work.The first step in designing a custom-made prosthesis is obtaining an accurate model of the patient's anatomy in the area where the prosthesis will be placed. This body replica is used to create the back-fitting surface of the custom-made prosthesis.

THE PROCESS 

Many insurance companies cover the cost of a restorative  body prosthesis from New Attitude. We have the experience to guide clients through the process of obtaining an approval of coverage from insurers.

Consultation

During the initial consultation, we make an assessment of the type of prosthesis that is required and can provide a treatment plan and answer any questions. We discuss insurance coverage and answer questions regarding financing.  We help by overseeing the supporting documentation from the referring physician and we guide clients through the process of obtaining an approval from their insurance. 

Initial Appointment for Body Replica (1st Patient Clinical Visit)

The first step in designing a custom-made prosthesis is obtaining an accurate model of the patient's anatomy in the area where the prosthesis will be placed. This body replica is used to create the back-fitting surface of the custom-made prosthesis.


There are a number of different ways to obtain a copy of the patient's body. We may use a soft rubber material applied to the skin to give us an accurate 3D model. In some cases, we may use a 3D scanner to create a digital model of the patient's model. Different types of prostheses benefit from using different ways of making a copy of the anatomy.

Creating the Prototype Model of the Body Prosthesis 
(2nd Patient Clinical Visit)

The custom-made prosthesis is designed by first creating a prototype or test model. We test the prosthesis model on the body while it is being designed and make changes to the size, shape, and fit of the prosthesis prototype with the patient present. This enables us to test the comfort, fit, and appearance of the final prosthesis before the final version is fabricated. Our materials are color-matched to the patient's skin. For patients from out of town, the appointments for the body replica and the design can be completed on consecutive days, so only one trip (of 2-3 days)  is required. 

Fabrication of the Prosthesis (No Additional Visits Required)

After the patient visits, the prosthesis prototype is molded, and the final version of the prosthesis is fabricated in medical-grade silicones. All the information required to create a  prosthesis was obtained during the design appointments and no more clinical visits are needed at this stage.

Delivery

Patients who are local can receive the completed prosthesis by visiting us for a final appointment.  Out-of-town clients can receive the prosthesis delivered by courier.  During the design appointments, we spend time discussing how to care for the prosthesis and provide personalized instructions for daily care are included when the final prosthesis is delivered.  

 

ABOUT US

Irene Healey, AOCA, B.Sc., AAM, CCA 

Ms. Healey is a Certified Clinical Anaplastologist, and an expert in lifelike and functional body prostheses.

New Attitude was founded by Irene Healey, a visual artist and a trained medical artist. Ms Healey has over 25 years of experience working directly with patients to develop different types of unique custom-made prostheses and she has an expertise that is not found elsewhere.
 

Ms. Healey combines her skills as an artist with her knowledge of the field of medical prosthetics and her interest in new technologies to invent various types of prostheses. Many of the prostheses we provide to patients can only be found at New Attitude.

Ms. Healey is an invited speaker at conferences speaking about the application of 3D scanning and new manufacturing processes such as 3D printing in the design and creation of prosthetics.

Ms. Healey continues to research and develop new products in the field of medical prosthetics. She also maintains a clinical practice and enjoys working with patients and having the opportunity to create  unique and restorative devices for clients.
 

Ms. Healey chose the name New Attitude to highlight her commitment to a new way of thinking about body prostheses. She is committed to developing new types of prostheses that are the best possible design and use the latest materials. Today, she works with her staff to provide an alternative for those who cannot have or choose not to have surgical reconstruction.

CONTACT US

1800 Niagara St, Buffalo, NY 14207

info@sarcomaprosthetics.com 
Tel: 212-257-1830 

244 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 

info@sarcomaprosthetics.com 
Tel: 212-257-1830

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