Welcome to Howard Orthotics and Prosthetics

Opening Hours : Monday to Friday - 8am to 5pm
Contact : Watertown: (315) 786-8973 | Canton: (315) 714-2325


Jerry Vecchio – A New Lease on Life

In 2008, Jerry Vecchio had a tragic accident while riding his motorcycle. One year later, after facing numerous complications, he was faced with an unavoidable decision to amputate his left leg below the knee. A very active person before the accident, he knew his life would now be changed forever, but he would never imagine how he would take this tragedy to improve his overall health, and in a roundabout way, even improve it.

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New Patient Care Center in Canton

We are pleased to announce we have opened a second location in Canton, NY. This will allow us to better serve the large number of patients we have from St. Lawrence County.

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The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where Roger Howard, CPO and owner of Howard’s Othotics and Prosthetics received his education and certification, is leading the way in the technological advancements in bionic prosthetics. The institute recently received national recognition for it’s research in testing the performance of a bionic leg under extreme conditions.

Click links below to read how a bionic prosthetic leg enabled Zac Vawter, patient of the Rehabilitation Institute, to climb 103 flights of stairs of a the iconic Willis Tower skyscrapper in Chicago. Vawter was the first person to complete the climb wearing a mind-controlled “bionic” prosthetic limb.





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Howard Orthotics and Prosthetics Featured on YNN

Engineered for Battle: Prosthetic technology

By: Brian Dwyer – 06/01/2012 10:57 AM – YNN

Over the past decade, Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division have seen some 6,000 soldiers suffer an injury. In the final part of our series “Engineered for Battle,” Brian Dwyer leaves Fort Drum and heads to a nearby Watertown company that’s using some of the world’s best technology to help soldiers not only walk again, but so much more.

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HOP Supports Children’s Program with Winning Tree

The annual Festival of Trees in Watertown broke all sorts of records this year.

The event held this past weekend at the state office building in Watertown raised nearly $107,000 for children’s programs at Samaritan Medical Center and the local YMCA.

More than 50 trees decorated by various businesses and residents all sold at auction.

The tree for Howard’s Orthotics and Prosthetics, designed by Jim Henry and named “A Fancy Christmas”, won the 2011 Judge’s Choice.

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Howard Orthotics and Prosthetics Featured on CNN

America’s anomaly: The place where war is a constant

By Moni Basu, CNN

Watertown, New York (CNN) — Summer is nearing an end, and on this Saturday, a street festival is one last celebration of the season, sure to give way to the bitter chill of winter in upstate New York. People gather downtown before buildings faded from glory and a memorial to the wars fought by Watertown’s own.

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Prosthetics Helping Soldiers Return to Active Lifestyle


Story Courtesy of the Watertown Daily Times:

FORT DRUM — Spc. Matthew R. Hayes stood frozen, not sure which way to move. With one soldier already lying on the ground injured, Spc. Hayes and other 10th Mountain Division soldiers now realized that the Afghan hill they had just climbed was riddled with an unknown number of nearly undetectable plastic land mines.

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