Peter Buffington, CPO/LPO
Peter says, " Are you interested in participating in a limb loss research study?"
A researcher at the University of Hartford is looking for amputees to assist in a study. If you know someone who might be interested in helping please forward them this information. 
  • You are eligible if you have used or are using a prosthetic lower limb.
  • The purpose of the study is to improve knowledge assessment and education related to prosthetic use in the United States.
  • Participants in the study will answer questions and use a smart device.
  • The study is being conducted by researchers in the Rehabilitation Science Department at the University of Hartford.
  • The test will last about 75 minutes.
  • You are eligible for monetary compensation for your time.
  • Testing can occur before or after your appointment at your convenience, at the location of your prosthetist.

    If you have questions about your rights as a research subject, please contact the University of Hartford Human Subjects Committee (HSC) at 860-768-4721. The HSC is a group of people that reviews research studies and protects the rights of people involved in research.

    If interested, please contact to schedule a testing session: Daniel J. Lee 860-768-5490
Questions for Peter?
Vacuum Assisted Sockets
Our patient Paul is a 55-year-old transtibial amputee. His prosthesis has been fabricated using the Otto Bock Triton Harmony foot with a vacuum system.

Paul owns a machine shop and is able to stand on his feet all day at work. Thanks to the vacuum system stabilizing the volume of his residual limb Paul is able to use his prosthesis for over 12 hours with minimal adjustments on a typical day.

For more information on the Otto Bock Triton Harmony foot feel free to look at the Otto Bock website. 
Achilles is a licensed provider of the HiFi socket system profiled on Good Morning America. The socket system is a terrific advance for both upper and lower limb socket design.

Plastics Make It Possible!

This video shows just another way we can make a difference in the world through prosthetics and orthotics!

It isn't just humans that deserve the best medical care.

November 8-11, 2016
Atlantic City, NJ

Prosthetics & Orthotics for Therapists ™
Continuing Education Series

The purpose of our Prosthetics and Orthotics for Therapists™ continuing education course series is to provide continuing education credits for therapists in New Jersey by presenting courses on various aspects of upper and lower extremity prosthetics. Cost Effective. There is no cost. You can't get more cost effective than that!
Need to schedule your next course? Call the office at 201-785-9944
Here's what some of our attendees had to say...
Lower Extremity Prosthetics Functional Level Prediction and Outcome Measurement
Instructor Peter Buffington, CPO, LPO
"Excellent Presentation!"
Transtibial Prosthetics
Instructor Peter Buffington, CPO, LPO
"Contained both experience and research."  02/11/2016
Prosthetic Overview
Instructor Peter Buffington, CPO, LPO
"Excellent class."

Prosthetic Overview
Instructor Peter Buffington, CPO, LPO
"Thank you - can't wait for the next one!" 01/07/2016
Prosthetic Series  
1. Prosthetic Overview  
2. Transtibial Prosthetics  
3. Transfemoral Prosthetics
4. Lower Extremity Prosthetic Functional Level Prediction & Outcomes Measurement
5. Upper Extremity Prosthetics
6. Lower Extremity Prosthetic Gait Training
7. Lower Extremity Prosthetic Gait Deviations
8. Partial Foot / Symes / Knee Disarticulation / Hip Disarticulation
9. Microprocessor Controlled Knees
10. Prosthetics & Dermatology
11. Upper Limb Prosthetic Outcomes
Orthotic Series
1. Lower Extremity Orthotics Overview: Part One
2. Lower Extremity Orthotics Overview: Part Two
3. Upper Extremity Orthotics Overview
4. Spinal Orthotics Overview
5. Orthotic Clinical Decision Making: Ankle Foot Orthoses
6. Pediatric Orthoses
  Email us
Peter Buffington, CPO/LPO | Achilles Prosthetics & Orthotics | 201.785.9944 | Email | Website

Like us on Facebook