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Wynne, director of Prosthetics at NOPCO, says the goal with
children is to make sure that normal development isnít hindered
by the prosthesis.
NOPCO Brace Shop has been providing support to Children’s
patients for over 30 years. The shop, an independently-owned tenant
on the Children’s campus, specializes in making orthotics
(such as spinal supports for children with scoliosis and cranial
helmets for babies whose heads become misshapen) and prosthetic
The shop has locations across Massachusetts and beyond, including
one on Fegan 3 and another on Brookline Avenue. It was started in
1972 by former orthhopaedic surgeon-in-chief Jonathan Hall and Bill
Miller, whose son Rusty runs the business today.
Prosthetics and orthotics must be light, flexible, durable and
replaceable in order to keep growing children active. “We
want them to keep the prosthetic on all the time,” says Jim
Wynne, the shop’s director of Prosthetics. “So
we try to make them as comfortable and as tailored to each individual
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