Wednesday, 23 July 2014

US-based Comprehensive Prosthetics & Orthotics commercially launches India operations


·        Company has been operating clinics at 7 locations, including in Delhi, Noida and Hyderabad, on a pilot basis
·        Plans to increase number of clinics to 20 in the next one year
New Delhi, July, 2014: The United States-based Comprehensive Prosthetics & Orthotics (CPO), which primarily focuses on improving the lives of disabled through innovative devices and techniques, has commercially launched its India operations following huge response for its pilot project for people suffering from amputations, limb loss, as well as lifestyle-related joint problems.

The company, started by Indian-origin American Mr Amit Bhanti, had been operating a series of clinics in the country on a pilot basis at seven locations, including in Delhi, Noida and Hyderabad. The clinics will act as one-stop solution for prosthetic and orthotic patients, offering technologically advanced and cutting-edge products and services. CPO last started the state-of-the-art clinic in Jammu recently.

CPO is the one of the premium providers of all prosthetics and orthotics products and services in the US, where it has a network of 21 clinics across various locations. The company strategizes to implement a similar patient-centric model in India, where the sector is very fragmented and does not have many specialized players.

“The prosthetics and orthotics space in India is very unorganized and the sector is in its early stages of growth. There is a huge potential for growth for the company here. Also, we can offer customers our customized and high-end products along with the support and guidance of our rehabilitation experts. Our aim is to restore mobility and quality of life in those who have lost hope,” says Mr Amit Bhanti, Clinical Director & Global Chief Executive Officer of CPO.

“We have been running clinics on a pilot basis at various locations in India. Seeing the huge response, we have commercialized our business and plan to launch 20 more clinics in the next one year. Our customized products help people get on with their lives independently by making them resume their normal activities of living. Our rehabilitation experts work with the patients and their near and dear ones to understand their needs and recommend the best device that will effectively meet their requirements, functions and lifestyle,” Mr Bhanti adds.

The experienced practitioners at CPO evaluate and measure custom orthoses and prostheses for each patient and the technical experts fabricate the same using state of the art CAD/CAM technology at its Centralized Fabrication Lab in Delhi. All the products for patients all over India are solely fabricated at the lab to maintain consistency in quality. Mr Christopher Cummings, who is a member of American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, heads the lab. He has more than 22 years of experience of having worked worldwide.

The company offers a complete range of prosthetics, orthotics, pediatrics and pedorthics (foot care) solutions to patients. CPO also offers Reciprocating Gait Orthoses (RGO) device for paraplegics whose lower half body have become paralyzed on account of some reasons. An RGO is a highly specialised device which works on the principle of Reciprocating Gait, that is, the flexion in one hip helps in the extension of other hip which gives the patient stability to stand without support and allows him to walk.

In prosthetics, CPO’s expertise comes into play in fitting the products on any amputated, uneven or lost limb with the help of customized company-made sockets, which are manufactured with precision at CPO’s computer-aided centralized fabrication facility. Such customized sockets are easy-to-wear by patients and it is where the company’s forte lies in. The company provides lifetime support to patients once the fitting process is finished, thereby creating long-term relationships based on trust and commitment. The unique fitting of the socket is extremely crucial for long-term comfort of the patient and CPO excels in that. Post fitting, patients are trained to use their new limbs with exactness.

In orthotics, besides providing solutions for lifestyle problems such as stiff neck, tennis elbow, back pain, the company has fitted patients with complex orthoses such as cranial remolding helmets for infants and RGO for paraplegics. The experienced clinicians of CPO work with patients and their family, to evaluate needs and recommend the best device to fit their needs, function and lifestyle. Besides, it also provides prostheses for mastectomy cases, cosmetic restoration and recompression therapy garments services.

The company has been remarkable in its treatment of problems related to flat foot, mechanical low back pain and Diabetic foot, among others through its customized high-end ‘Foot Insoles’, which it designs using the most advanced technology, hence ensuring maximum accuracy.


About Comprehensive Prosthetics & Orthotics 
Comprehensive Prosthetics & Orthotics (CPO) is a US-based company. Started by Mr Amit Bhanti and Donald Goertzen in 2005 in Illinois, US, the strength of the company lies in designing and creating custom orthotic and prosthetic products using high-end technology.

CPO is an independent private practice accredited by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics. It is the only full service P&O organization, having unmatched products and services.

Currently, the company has 21 clinics in the US and 7 in India. CPO has its own central fabrication unit in the US and India (Delhi). It is the premium provider of all prosthetics and orthotics products and services across India and the US.

The aim of the company is to restore mobility and quality of life to the patients and their families, and in the process become the largest and most successful global O&P Company.

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