To learn more about the work VA does daily for Veterans, the MyVA Advisory Committee (MVAC) recently took a tour of the prosthetics lab at the Jamaica Plain VA facility in Boston. Certified prosthetist Eric Lydon showed the group different types of prosthetics he has been working on, and the process they go through when using enhanced technology to meet a Veteran’s needs.
After the demonstrations for the MVAC group, Lydon was nice enough to give our digital media team a walk-through of the laboratory. He gives us a brief step-by-step of how the staff in the lab would create a prosthetic for a Veteran. The process starts with a negative cast and ends with a diagnostic mold.