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What No One Tells You About Artificial Limbs

Artificial limbs and amputation are actually fairly common, but they aren’t something about which the average person is likely to know a great deal. Here are four things no one tells you about artificial limbs. 1. Each artificial limb is unique to you and your lifestyle It may come as a bit of a surprise […]

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4 Leg Prosthesis Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make

Whether you’re struggling with a poorly fitting prosthesis, waiting for an amputation, or whiling away your days in the garden with no prosthesis issues in sight, here are several things you should be looking out for to avoid making these 4 prosthesis mistakes. Prosthesis mistake #1: Ignoring something broken Whether you are experiencing any issues […]

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See How You Can Learn to Love Your Prosthetic Leg

If you’re struggling with your prosthetic leg and are worried you’ll never be able to reach the level of mobility you desire, we need to talk. While the tools required may look vastly different depending on your situation, you can learn to love your prosthetic leg. Make sure your prosthetic leg fits optimally Step one, […]

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The 3-Part Recipe for a Successful Prosthesis Fitting

Achieving and maintaining optimal fit is the key to a successful relationship with any prosthesis. While a successful prosthesis fit is always the goal, it can sometimes be a bit of a moving target. From meeting the unique requirements of a particular hobby or keeping up with necessary repairs, there are many factors to finding […]

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4 Reasons a Great Prosthetist is Your Best Friend

The key to loving your prosthesis is optimal fit. Getting you through the process of finding and maintaining your optimal fit is the primary job for your prosthetist, but a great prosthetist does so much more. To that end, here are 4 reasons why your prosthetist is your best friend. Your prosthetist can help you […]

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5 Ways to Make Sure Your Prosthesis Is Not Holding You Back

The keys to a successful relationship with any prosthesis are achieving and maintaining a good fit. Whether matching a particular hobby or keeping up with necessary repairs, there are many factors to maintaining a good fit, but finding the right balance is crucial to avoid feeling like your prosthesis is holding you back. Ensure Your […]

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New Technology Improves Prosthetic Leg for Longtime Amputee

At age 77, longtime track and cross county coach Everett Miller is learning to walk again. “I focus on walking straight, instead of swinging my leg out,” says Miller. “The key is to balance my muscles and how I distribute my weight.” Miller is learning to balance and walk on a new prosthetic leg. “It’s […]

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Vitality Restored: The Science of Prosthetic Patient Care

By Carey Bunch/ CPO/L Prosthetist/Orthotist I had a choice to make: Did I want to design things, build things, and develop new technology? Or did I want to go into the medical field and help people? My two interests were leading me in opposite directions . . . until I discovered the field of prosthetics. […]

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