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Insights from our prosthetists about new technology, advances in prosthetics, & more

Upper Extremity Amputee Exercises

September 4, 2019 Category: Tips for Amputees, Amputee Support, Arm Prosthetics

Upper Extremity Amputation Exercises: A Helpful Guide for Active Amputees One of the most effective ways to recover from an upper-extremity amputation is to find a challenging, yet realistic fitness …

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Lower-Extremity Recovery: Exercises for Below-Knee Amputees

August 13, 2019 Category: Tips for Amputees, Amputee Support

Whether you’re preparing for or recovering from a below-knee amputation, there are a number of amputee fitness routines out there to help you rebuild your strength, regain your balance, and …

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Lower-Extremity Recovery: Above-Knee Amputation Exercises

August 12, 2019 Category: Amputee Support, Tips for Amputees

A Guide to Hip Disarticulation, Hemipelvectomy & Above-Knee Amputation Exercises If you’re preparing to receive, or have already received, any sort of amputation above the knee, including a hip disarticulation …

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Sports Prosthetic Devices You Didn’t Know Existed

June 6, 2019 Category: Technology, Tips for Amputees, Arm Prosthetics, Amputee Support

Advanced Sports Prosthetics: Helping Amputee Athletes Get Back in Action Whether you’re a recent amputee or were born with a missing limb, there’s no reason you can’t participate in all …

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Pediatric Amputee Support: Back to School

March 25, 2019 Category: Amputee Support, Tips for Amputees

Reacclimating to School Post-Amputation: Your Role as a Parent Following a pediatric amputation or surgery, it’s perfectly natural for children to feel a wide range of emotions, spanning the gauntlet …

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The Foundation of the Modern Prosthesis: The Liner – Part Two

January 4, 2017

What is the most important part of a prosthetic liner? Easy, the fit. It must fit well! The off the shelf options are staggering and work in most cases so …

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