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Made in Grosse Pointe – Above & Beyond Orthopedics & Prosthetics

Made in Grosse Pointe – Above & Beyond Orthopedics & Prosthetics

August 24, 2022

In the usual course of life, feeling different is one thing, but feeling limited by those differences is another. People of all age groups in Grosse Pointe, MI, and Metro Detroit are dealing with limitations right now—limitations to homelife, to enjoyment, and to their ability to move confidently and freely about their lives. At Above & Beyond Orthopedics, we specialize in restoring mobility with our research and specialty.

As a minority- and woman-owned business, we know how frustrating it can be to feel limited. That’s why we pride ourselves on providing orthotic and prosthetic devices that fit your needs perfectly and help you push back injuries to make the most of your desires, opportunities, and life.

Patient Safety is of upmost importance to us, here are some of the things we do.


Mobility and self-reliance are important components of a fulfilling life. But for people struggling with age, trauma, injuries, slow healing surgical wounds, or arthritis, mobility is a finite resource. Thankfully, with something as simple and remarkable as a brace designed to fit your ankle, foot, or knee, you can reclaim your independence with a little support.

The right orthotic can open up a world of possibilities, from finally managing osteoarthritis to traveling (for once) without pain despite the injuries. Orthotic devices can also give you the confidence you need to maintain a more active lifestyle, improving your mood, your health, and your general outlook.


There’s something of our own essence in every part of our bodies. The loss of a hand, arm, foot, or leg can leave us feeling less than whole. Then there are the everyday challenges of adjusting to life without a limb. Common tasks like cooking, bathing, or playing with your children can quickly become puzzles of balance, grip, capability.

At Above & Beyond, we custom fit prosthetic devices and support their comfortable, everyday use with a dedicated line of sockets and liners

Lower Extremity Prosthetics

The loss of a foot, leg, or knee can feel completely ruinous. So much of our world is designed for two legs. Thankfully, research in the field of lower extremity prosthesis is directly correlated to the significance of the body parts that these devices are designed to replace. Now, in the 21st century, tech-assisted custom orthotics use machine learning to mimic your natural gait, powering the prosthetic device with you as you move. 

At Above & Beyond, you’ll find support options you never knew existed. We offer the following styles of lower extremity prosthesis:

  • Syme’s Prosthesis (Below the Ankle)

  • Transtibial Prosthesis (Below the Knee)

  • Knee Disarticulation (Through-knee or T.K.)

  • Transfemoral Prosthesis (Above-knee or A.K.)

Upper Extremity Prosthesis

The human hand is a marvel of biological engineering. Our opposable thumbs and ability to articulate our digits have made us the tool-masters of the natural world. In response, our human world has been designed for hands. We interact with the stove, TV, and even doors by gripping, pressing, turning. 

The loss of an arm or hand can greatly limit range of motion and quality of life. Even cooking breakfast for your family takes an awkward and difficult turn. Thankfully, like lower extremity prosthetics, new devices are being developed, mastered, and customized to restore independence and enjoyment. 

At Above & Beyond, we offer the following upper extremity prosthetic devices:

  • Passive Prosthesis (Cosmetic)

  • Body-Powered Prosthesis 

  • Myoelectric Prosthesis

By using muscle contractions elsewhere on your body, body-powered prosthetics provide a reliable grip. Combining body power with battery power results in myoelectric devices which can learn and adapt to your needs. It is this adaptability that makes our solutions the perfect fit for our patients!

Stabilize with Above & Beyond Orthopedics

When taken at a glance, the whole world seems designed for people with two hands, two feet, ten toes, and ten fingers. But appearances can be deceiving. In truth, our world is designed for each of us, despite the limitations we may have. 

At Above & Beyond, we help patients in Grosse Pointe and Metro Detroit, MI, realize their full potential by restoring mobility, ability, and harmony. After the loss of a limb, it’s all too easy to settle for a life of limitations. We’re here to tell you that there’s more solutions. 


From carbon fiber running blades and gel liners to myoelectric prosthetic hands and orthotic braces, Above & Beyond has what you need to live a fuller life. Don’t let the challenges of everyday life defeat you. There’s an answer to every challenge and we won’t rest until we help you find it. Visit us today for a customized prosthetic or orthotic fitting, or contact us to learn more about how we can help. Call us today at (313) 631-1296

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