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OPGA, PEL and PVA Med Partner to Make 3D Printing and Carving Accessible to Prosthetic Patient Care Facilities

Halfmoon, NY – February 2023 – OPGA, PEL, and PVA Med announce a three-party marketing and distribution agreement to offer Emergence PRO™ and Carver PRO-S™ products and accessories, available for purchase through PEL and PVA Med.

OPGA members receive exclusive member discounts on the Emergence PRO™ 3D Printer and Carver PRO-S™ packages. This agreement benefits not only current and prospective OPGA members, but any PEL customer who prefers to purchase PVA Med products directly through established, trusted, distributor relationships.

The three-party partnership brings unique value and the potential for competitive advantages to the prosthetic patient care facilities. Specifically, the Emergence PRO™ and Carver PRO-S™ solutions enable practices to drive down fabrication costs and delivery times, without sacrificing patient outcomes.

“We are proud to be a trusted partner of OPGA and PEL,” said Rick Noel, Director, PVA Med. “Both of these organizations have an established track record of bringing value to their members and customers.”

“This unique partnership concept has been an ongoing discussion between OPGA and PEL, and we are excited to now have PVA Med become part of the solution offered to OPGA members,” said Mike Sotak, President, PEL.

“This agreement is another example of OPGA members receiving exclusive discounts on technology solutions that help them improve productivity and profit,” said Adam Miller, President, OPGA.

The agreement focuses on fully integrated, turnkey solutions for 3D printing check sockets and carving lamination molds for lower extremity patients. The benefits of using these solutions can be realized from day one, from scanning limbs, modifying socket designs, 3D printing and carving. Digital workflows and the capabilities that they enable allow independent practices to deliver the highest levels of care while remaining profitable. Contact OPGA, PEL, or PVA Med today to learn more.

About PEL
The leading independent O&P distributor providing the very best service in the industry to independently owned O&P patient care companies. For “The Service You Deserve,” contact or 800-321-1264.

About PVA Med
A division of PVA solely focused on supporting the prosthetics market with simplified, efficient socket fabrication solutions that add value to practices while enabling enhanced outcomes for their patients. Contact or 518-371-2684, Option 8 for more information.

About OPGA
Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA), a division of VGM & Associates, is a nationwide member service organization comprised of O&P patient care facilities and numerous product and service suppliers. OPGA members receive exclusive access to a large selection of innovative business services and discounted pricing with the profession’s most reputable vendor partners. Among other benefits of joining OPGA, members take advantage of referral targeting data, practice management software, cybersecurity and technology solutions, insurance and surety bonds, regulatory advocacy, and both clinical and business education. For more information, visit