Thursday, May 19, 2022

Re: Duke Wire Shoulder Orthosis

David Lindsey

Dear Stoney Sherrill, C.O.,L.

The “Duke Wyre Orthosis” I’m familiar with is made by C.D.Denison.

In fact it’s called the C.D. Denison-Duke Wyre shoulder vest.

The company used to be located at; Denison Orthotics, Inc.

220 West 28th Street

Baltimore, MD. 21211

Ph: (301) 235-9645

It’s some what different from your description. It has a heavy canvas

vest section attached to humeral section. Lacing between the two section

limits abduction.

It works in a crude fashion. One word of caution. The canvas is unbleached

and therefore WILL shrink!

Hope this helps.

D. Lindsey, C.O.(c)

—–Original Message—–

From: Orthotics and Prosthetics List [mailto:[email protected]]On

Behalf Of Stoney Sherrill, Colo

Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2000 9:04 PM

To: [email protected]

Subject: Duke Wire Shoulder Orthosis


A rodeo steer-wrestling patient referred to our facility requires a “Duke

Wire Orthosis” per Rx. Pt. went to Dr. specifically for the purpose of

obtaining a Rx for a shoulder orthosis that would prevent his right shoulder

from abducting beyond 90 degrees. His Dr. informed him that Duke University

had such an animal that used a length of wire or cable attached between an

arm cuff and either a band around his chest at xiphoid level or at his


I have not located a design for this device and will probably reinvent one

in-house. Any experience or suggestions would be appreciated.

Stoney Sherrill, C.O.,L.

(281) 893-6995 9-5 CMT


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