Prosthetics businesses getting creative to grow ‘tiny’ industry

HANDS-ON: Jonathan Teoli, owner of Rhode Island Limb Co. in Cranston, works with some of the prosthetics he produces. He designs and fits each device by hand.  / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO
HANDS-ON: Jonathan Teoli, owner of Rhode Island Limb Co. in Cranston, works with some of the prosthetics he produces. He designs and fits each device by hand. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO
Jonathan Teoli is the third-generation owner of Rhode Island Limb Co. His grandfather purchased the business decades ago after returning from the Pacific theater of World War II as an amputee. Interest in prosthetic limbs, he said, waxes and wanes, but prosthetic-engineering businesses are riding the latest crest of a popularity wave that began after…

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