Kenney Orthopedics is Expanding
August 21st 2018
Kenney Orthopedics is excited to announce our newest location in Bloomington, Indiana! Nick Brewer (CPO) who is a graduate of Indiana University will be practice manager. Kenney Orthopedics is excited to expand our mission of taking care of every amputeeand any patient that needs excellent service and care in orthotics…
Keeping your Prosthesis Clean
March 8th 2017
Using your prosthetic limb correctly, as well as cleaning it and keeping it maintained regularly, will help it last much longer. To keep your residual limb healthy, as well as avoid costly replacement expenses, there are a few steps that you can follow. Knowing how to care for your new…
Physical Activity for Amputees
March 1st 2017
To no one’s surprise, going through an amputation surgery is incredibly life-altering, to say the least. After a patient loses a limb, every part of their life is changed. Everyday tasks, like brushing their teeth or simply getting in and out of bed by themselves, gain a new…
Rotationplasty for Children
February 21st 2017
Children who are diagnosed with osteosarcoma or Ewing’s sarcoma in their distal femur usually have three surgical options. Physicians may recommend a procedure such as a limb removal or partial limb removal when it’s no longer possible to save the limb due to the spread of the cancer. Another…
Amputation Wound Care
February 14th 2017
Wound care after amputation
According to the Amputee Coalition, every year there are approximately 185,000 amputations performed in the U.S., which equates to a total of 2 million people currently living with an amputated limb in the U.S. Undergoing an amputation is undoubtedly life-changing. Whether there is a sudden, traumatic…
Diabetic Foot Ulcers
February 7th 2017
What is a Diabetic Foot Ulcer?
Diabetic foot ulcers are open sores or wounds that occur in around 15% of diabetes patients, and is usually located on the bottom of the foot. 6% of those who develop a foot ulcer will be hospitalized due to ulcer-related complications or infections. Diabetic…
Resources for Amputees
January 31st 2017
According to the Amputee Coalition, every year there are approximately 185,000 amputations performed in the U.S., which equates to a total of 2 million people currently living with an amputated limb in the U.S. Undergoing an amputation is undoubtedly life-changing. Whether there is a sudden, traumatic accident that results…
January 24th 2017
What is Phantom Limb Pain?
Most people will experience at least some pain after undergoing surgery. As the tissues repair themselves, the pain generally subsides over time. However, recovering from an amputation understandably takes more time for your body to adjust to. After the initial pain subsides, there’s a possibility…
Prosthetists & Orthotists
January 17th 2017
Prosthetists & Orthotists
Orthotist careers and prosthetist careers include interviewing patients, determining their needs, and designing orthopedic and prosthetic devices around physicians’ prescriptions.
A person, who having completed an approved course of education and training, is authorized by an appropriate national authority to design, measure and fit…
Transtibial (Below-the-Knee) Amputation
January 10th 2017
What are Transtibial (Below-the-Knee) Amputations?
Transtibial amputations, also referred to as ‘below-the-knee’ or ‘BKA’ amputations, are some of the most commonly performed of the major limb amputations.
About half of all major lower-limb amputations are transtibial. Because of this, and the advances made in medical technology over the years, many…