Our story began in 2012 when orthopaedic surgeon Andrew Pedtke, MD met prosthetist Garrett Hurley, CPO while practicing at University of California San Francisco. Their shared interest in international health, global policy, and improving outcomes for the amputees they served, sparked a collaboration to challenge the status quo in patient outcomes.
Their goal: identify and tackle the most overlooked areas limiting the freedom, comfort and activity of amputees. Their research showed that the lynchpin to positively affecting amputee function and performance lay in the human-technology interface - the point where the prosthetic connects to the human body. The two clinicians turned entrepreneurs / inventors deconstructed and reinvented the prosthetic socket, a device that once held back the user, the clinician, and the industry as a whole.
And so, LIM Innovations was born - a prosthetic product design company aimed at empowering amputees to live beyond the limits of their disabilities. LIM’s flagship product, the Infinite Socket System, is the first device to offer a holistic improvement in patient comfort, freedom and access to care.
Since LIM’s inception, Andrew and Garrett have assembled a diverse team of engineers, industrial designers, and materials specialists to build the best, most adjustable socket on the market. The LIM team spent nearly two years developing a viable product, and went to market with the first modular and adjustable Infinite Socket® on September 4, 2014.
Today we’re proud to have served over 1000 patients, partnered with over 600 prosthetists and worked with over 20 VAs - with rapidly growing numbers across the board. But our journey has just begun. We are constantly striving to build better and more innovative products that guarantee a better future for amputees everywhere.