Bionic Prosthetics & Orthotics
Innovations, advances at O&P care provider keep patients moving every day
Dr. Rani Saxena embraced the niche field of Prosthetics and Orthotics when she understood how her career move could make a difference in the lives of patients every day.
“During my post-graduation in Physical Therapy, I came across Prosthetics and Orthotics, which is a unique profession,” she said. “The idea that my day-to-day work can bring a difference in people’s lives is what led me to this field.”
Rani has more than 20 years of experience and became a part of the leadership team at Bionic Prosthetics & Orthotics in 2014. Today, the clinical group supplies custom prosthetic and orthotic devices to patients in 34 locations across nine states.
“We are a premier provider of orthotic and prosthetic care. The company was built with a patient-first philosophy and a focus on creating the best possible outcomes,” she said.
Bionic was launched in 2008 to serve individuals with injuries or disabilities, including spinal deformities, cerebral palsy, bilateral amputations, and beyond.
“Bionic is a choice destination for patients with complex and challenging O&P needs,” she said. Bionic provides services to patients at clinics, hospitals, rehab facilities and also serves veterans.
Bionic has worked with more than 8,000 patients in 2021 and has seen growth from 10 clinics at the end of 2018 to 30 in 2021 and the expectation of more growth in 2022. Its clinical staff has also grown from 18 in 2019 to 43 in 2021. The Bionic group has hit 140 employees in 2022 from 84 in 2019.
Bionic is also expanding its footprint in exports overseas.
“Bionic has provided a stable job to many people. We believe in supporting the community and participate in local blood drives, support Meals on Wheels, and sponsor programs for patients with limb loss at a local and national level,” she said. “Bionic has several strengths that set us apart, including a central fabrication lab, a growing residency program, diversified clinical expertise, advanced technology experience, and a commitment to patient outcomes.”
The company continues to strive toward technological innovation and being at the forefront of research. The team utilizes 3D printers by Filament Innovations in order to create test sockets, which reduces the time and cost to fit a prosthetic socket for patients. Bionic also puts into place the most advanced myoelectric and microprocessor-enabled limbs in the industry to give more control and increased capacity to patients.
“It’s all about the patients. Our team is a part of solution in daily lives of patients,” she said. “Successful patient outcomes are where we draw inspiration. Being able to positively affect patients’ lives and help them achieve their goals inspires us. It’s all worth it.”
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