As one of the only companies in Arizona that specializes in prosthetics, we dedicate 100% of our time working with amputees. We believe that designing a prosthesis is as much an art as it is a science. We understand that each individual is unique. With your input, and our experience, we will custom design a comfortable prosthesis from the latest lightweight materials and modern technology to fit you and your lifestyle. It is our relentless dedication to constant improvement that separates us from the rest.
Welcome to Artificial Limb Specialists.
We have taken the “old school” approach to patient care and combined it with modern technological advancements. To us, “old school patient care” brings thoughts of the family physician spending quality time with the patient and their family to determine the correct course of action. This philosophy, combined with modern technology, has created what we think is the perfect balance for prosthetic rehabilitation. It is this approach that has earned us the reputation for successful prosthetic outcomes throughout the healthcare industry.
Founded in 1999 under a vision of creating a prosthetic facility for amputees that expected the most from their prosthesis. A place for those who had a choice where they could go to receive their prosthetic care. A place that you could walk in and feel at home. A place that you wanted to visit, maybe just to say hello. That vision has now become a reality.
Artificial Limb Specialists is a patient care facility dedicated to rebuilding the lives of amputees. From the moment you enter our doors you will be greeted with warmth and respect, just like family. We understand that limb loss is a very personal and challenging experience and we will listen to your needs. Our ABC certified clinicians will custom design your prosthesis to the highest standards for your specific lifestyle. Your success is our success.
Welcome to the family!
In 2020, Artificial Limb Specialists joined Ottobock Patient Care. Already known for its worldwide excellence in prosthetic technology and quality patient care, Ottobock entered the patient care market in North America through strategic partnership with select best-in-class patient care providers throughout the United States. This collaboration will support Artificial Limb Specialists and Ottobock’s shared vision to advance innovation, improve access to care, and most importantly deliver the best possible patient care experiences.
You deserve care that puts you first and helps you get back to being you. We are here to help you gain the mobility and confidence you need to live an active life.
Our clinicians have helped amputees in Arizona for over 40 years, and have earned some of the highest distinctions in the field.
Michael Pack co-founded Artificial Limb Specialists in 1999. He has been helping amputees in Arizona regain their freedom and independence since 1991. Michael completed his undergraduate degree with distinction from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his graduate degree in prosthetics from Northwestern University in Chicago. Working with a diverse patient base of both upper and lower limb amputees, he has gained the reputation for finding solutions to complex prosthetic challenges.
Seth O’Brien joined Artificial Limb Specialists in 2013 and has been dedicated to advanced prosthetic care since 2010. He completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona, and then his graduate degree in prosthetics from California State University Dominguez Hills. Seth enjoys competing as a para-triathlete and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to those living with limb loss and limb difference.
Lucas Crisanti, CPO, joined Artificial Limb Specialists in January of 2022. He completed his Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics at Baylor College of Medicine where he was awarded the Lehmann Outstanding Student Award and graduated with Highest Honor. Lucas completed his residency at five clinical sites across the United States, giving him the opportunity to learn from a wide variety of experts in the field. Lucas is an avid marathon runner and has extensive experience with adaptive sports and athletes with amputation. He serves on the board of directors for Limb of Dreams Foundation which is a non-profit organization that provides activity specific prostheses to children in need, and he volunteers at Ability 360 adaptive fitness center on a weekly basis. Lucas is committed to providing his patients with the highest standard of care and outcomes.
Charles “Max” Ronkos joined the Artificial Limb Specialists team in 2021. He completed his Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics at the Baylor College of Medicine, graduating with Highest Honor. Max has experience in a wide variety of clinical settings, with particular emphasis on high-activity prosthetics and pediatric care. He is passionate about providing and expanding access to quality and evidence-based prosthetic services. Max believes that everyone should have the opportunity to optimize their own physical potential and enjoys collaborating with amputees to help re-define their boundaries of mobility every day.
Samantha Payne joined Artificial Limb Specialists in 2019, after graduating Carrington College in 2017 as a Medical Assistant. She enjoys getting to know each and every patient and being able to help in any way possible.
Ann is the Chief Office Administrator for ALS. With over 30 years’ experience in the industry she is instrumental in helping patients navigate the complex insurance world. She is the shining star of ALS and will always greet you with a smile.
Gary has been fabricating prostheses for amputees in Arizona for 30 years. He is a master craftsman and takes great pride in his work. He simply can do it all. He is always happy to lend a helping hand to everyone and frequently whistles while he works.
Artificial Limb Specialists is proud to have worked with some of the most incredible athletes and inspirational people around the globe. From world record holders to Paralympians to weekend warriors, our team FarFrümLimpin athletes push the boundaries of limb loss every day.
The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC) is the national certifying and accrediting body for the prosthetic profession. Our entire clinical team and facilities are ABC-certified, which is the highest standard of excellence for prosthetic patient care.
Are you facing an amputation or have recently become an amputee? If so, you probably have many questions. There is a wealth of information on the Internet concerning prosthetics in general. However, we found a better solution for amputees looking for answers to their questions. We asked our patients what helped them the most after their amputation. The response was that they appreciated speaking to other amputees who could answer the tough questions able-bodied individuals could not.
Our response to this is our Peer Support Program. Our volunteers are amputees who have successfully dealt with limb loss and are here for anyone who may have questions concerning amputation or life with a prosthesis. The program matches the age, gender and amputation level of the new amputee with an amputee of similar characteristics. At that time, they are made available to the new amputee either by phone or an actual meeting. This meeting can be at the hospital or at one of our clinics. Phone calls are also possible.
If you are a new amputee and need the help of a seasoned veteran to answer any questions you may have, please contact our office at 602-745-2080 to become a part of our Peer Support Program. Anyone can participate and there is no charge to you.
There is no greater honor than working with the wounded veterans of our armed forces. The sacrifices that they have made sometimes result in the loss of a limb. Many times it is the loss of multiple limbs due to IED (Improvisational Explosive Devices) injuries. These injuries can leave heavily scarred and damaged residual limbs.
Fitting this type of amputation is difficult. Because we have worked with so many veterans returning from Vietnam Afghanistan and Iraq we understand what it takes to design prosthetic limbs that address the needs of the amputee.
Many of our patients are multi-limb deficient. Because of this, our knowledge of bilateral lower extremity, bilateral upper extremity, and even tri-lateral amputations allows us to manage your unique needs with full confidence.
We can all remember the energy we had as a child. Looking, reaching, exploring everything around. If you are the parent of a child with limb loss you probably have so many questions you wouldn’t know where to start. Well you can start here. Our clinicians have held the highest positions in the country with regards to children’s prosthetics.
We will help answer any questions that you may have and even introduce you to other parents of children with limb loss.
Like young children, nobody puts greater stresses on their prosthetic limb than a teenager. Running, jumping, dirt and mud are all included in a normal days events. Comfort and durability are necessary to keep them going and growing. We know what kids need and the components that will withstand the punishment they inflict on their prosthesis.