Peter Goldblatt is the first person in the U.S. to be fit with the C-Brace, the first orthotic bracing system that employs the same type of technology that has made bionic prosthetic limbs like the C-Leg® microprocessor knees so revolutionary.
Peter Goldblatt is a New York native and polio survivor who lives with his wife of 47 years, Joan, in Sarasota, Florida. Having contracted polio at age 2, Peter wore braces on both legs as a young child prior to undergoing multiple lower extremity surgeries as a pre-teen. For the last several years Peter has suffered a gradual loss of muscle function in both legs resulting in many falls and a number of broken bones. Since testing the C-Brace over the past several months, Peter has not fallen, no longer experiences knee pain, isn’t hyperextending his knee like he did before, is walking with a more normal gait, and doesn’t tire as quickly throughout the day. He has even returned to some of his favorite activities like flying radio-controlled model airplanes, boating and fishing and is now able to travel with Joan with more confidence.Peter explains his thoughts on wearing the new C-Brace technology: “I only dreamed of having a leg that worked like this … I never thought it would ever happen!”Click here to watch the ABC Action News piece on Peter and his C-Brace
Now available exclusively at Hanger Clinic, C-Brace, the new bionic leg bracing system helps people like Peter walk more normally despite partial paralysis due to incomplete spinal cord injury, post-polio syndrome, and other debilitating physical conditions.