Hanger is the world's premier provider of orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) services and products, offering the most advanced technology, clinically differentiated programs and unsurpassed customer service. Owning and operating hundreds of patient care centers nationwide, Hanger’s business also includes distribution centers and the largest O&P network management company in the country.
In 1861, James Edward Hanger became the first amputee of the Civil War. He returned to his hometown in Virginia where he set his mind to walking again. When a satisfactory prosthetic solution was not available, he fashioned an artificial leg for himself -- a device constructed of whittled barrel staves with a hinge at the knee. It worked so well, the state legislature commissioned him to manufacture the “Hanger Limb” for other wounded Civil War veterans.
Mr. Hanger patented his prosthetic device and his business thrived. He continued to develop revolutionary products, helping veterans and other amputees regain mobility. By 1919, the J.E. Hanger Company had branches in Atlanta, London, Paris, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and St. Louis.
Mr. Hanger turned his personal tragedy into an invaluable service to mankind. His ingenuity and desire to help other wounded veterans set an unmatched standard for nearly 150 years, touching an untold number of lives.
JE Hanger StorefrontToday, with more than 700 patient care centers nationwide, Hanger Clinic is the world’s premier provider of prosthetic and orthotic services -- committed to offering the most advanced technology, clinically unique programs and unsurpassed customer service.