MTEC was honored to have Matthew Bacik speak at our April 10-11 General Membership Meeting at the Mayo Clinic and the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau in Rochester, Minnesota. Matthew discussed how an advanced prosthetic device has allowed him to move more freely after a service-related injury he suffered in Iraq.

Matthew BacickMatthew D. Bacik
Captain, US Army Ranger 

Matthew D. Bacik earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a focus in Nuclear Engineering at the United States Military Academy, West Point and a Master of Business Administration from Auburn University. Matthew led soldiers to success on numerous special operations combat missions in both Iraq and Afghanistan. His military service culminated as a Captain in the US Army Ranger Regiment and his honors include the Ranger Tab, three Purple Hearts, and a Bronze Star Medal.

Captain Matthew Bacik left active duty when an ambush in Iraq resulted in a below-the-knee amputation. Today, however, because of a new device tested at Mayo Clinic, he’s walking, running and standing tall.

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This video features Army Ranger Matthew Bacik who lost part of his leg in Iraq. The Mayo Clinic teamed up with prosthetic experts to give him a new device that allows more natural movement with less pain.

SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING ON ENSURING CONTINUITY OF CARE FOR VETERAN AMPUTEES: THE ROLE OF SMALL PROSTHETIC PRACTICES

Matthew testified before the US House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Contracting and Technology. He shared how advanced prosthetics have allowed him to return to many of the daily activities he enjoyed before his injury. Click here to read the full report.