Custom-designed prosthetics help veterans live a normal life
When Scott Sabolich sees a wounded veteran, his heart clenches. When he sees a military veteran who suffered an amputation, he knows he can help them achieve mobility.
Scott Sabolich Prosthetics and Research in Oklahoma City has helped amputees for more than 70 years. Scott took over in 1999 and opened a second office in Dallas. Both locations contract with the Veterans Administration to create custom-designed and fitted limbs for wounded servicemen and women. All prosthetics are created in Sabolich’s on-site lab.
“When I see a wounded veteran, my heart goes out to them and I want to help them get back on their feet,” Scott says. “No one deserves it more than the men and women who fought for our country.”
Folds of Honor Foundation Senior Vice President Ed Pulido not only works with Sabolich Prosthetics but is a recipient of one of the custom-designed Ottobock leg units as well. Ed is a retired U.S. Army major.
“Scott understands the military culture and the business behind it,” he says. “He makes sure he provides the best limbs, but at a cost-savings to the taxpayers. They provide the best care, and they work directly with you. They are patient-centered. When you have a limb taken away, it’s not an easy thing.”
At Sabolich Prosthetics, roughly 10 to 15 percent of patients are veterans.
“Not a lot of veterans realize they can go anywhere for prosthetics as long as its a contract provider,” Scott says. “We hold patents on specialized technology they can’t get elsewhere, but we do it at the same cost. When veterans come to us, they get a specialized and better-fitting prosthetic.”
Scott Sabolich Prosthetics and Research
10201 Broadway Ext, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 405.841.6800, ScottSabolich.com