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Children & Prosthetics

September 14th 2016

Pediatric Prosthetics

Like their adult counterparts, child amputees lose their limbs for many reasons, including emergency amputations, congenital limb deficiencies, and elective amputations due to disease or trauma. Unlike their adult counterparts, child amputees don’t have the same array of prosthetics to choose from. Due to many factors, which will…

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Paralympics

August 10th 2016

We're The Superhumans | Rio Paralympics 2016 Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IocLkk3aYlk

 

The Paralympic Games are an impressive show of talent, skill, and physical empowerment. The international, multi-sport event will air from September 7th to the 18th, and involves athletes with a range of what are classified as physical disabilities. 

There are…

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Rotationplasty

July 12th 2016

Rotationplasty

Rotationplasty, also known as a Van Nes rotation, is a type of autograft where a portion of a limb may be removed, and the remaining limb is rotated and reattached. Commonly, this procedure is used when a portion of an extremity is injured or affected by a disease, most…

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Walking on a Prosthetic Leg

June 29th 2016

The sudden loss of a leg is a life-changing event, and the experience can be difficult for a new amputee to cope with. Not only does an amputee have to navigate the mental and emotional pitfalls that come with losing a limb, they must also learn to walk again. Many…

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Paducah Prosthetics & Orthotics

June 15th 2016

Perfectly Paducah

Paducah, first known as Pekin, was settled by James and William Pore around 1821. Some historians believe it may have been settled as early as 1815. The town was laid out by William Clark (of Lewis and Clark fame) in 1827 and renamed Paducah. It was formally established…

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Caregiver Tips

May 25th 2016

Limb loss doesn’t only affect the amputee. It also affects the family of those who love and support the amputee. Often, at-home caregivers are non-paid persons who are usually a family member or spouse of the individual who has experienced an amputation. According to the Amputee Coalition, about 66 million…

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Finding Prosthetic Devices & Parts

April 27th 2016

 

Amputees should not feel like they are forced to stick with the exact same prosthetic device for the rest of their life. Patients should know that they have the freedom to replace older prosthetics or go out and choose styles that fit with their preference and personality. Just like…

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Commonly Used Terminology - C

April 20th 2016

There are a lot of terms that you may come across as a new amputee that you don’t yet understand. Many of the technical terms for parts of the body or procedures can at first be confusing, or even intimidating.

Here are a few of the commonly used terms you…

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Inspiration for Amputees

April 13th 2016

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 degree of…

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Yoga for Amputees

April 6th 2016

Yoga is a great way to maintain a regular exercise schedule that also contributes to flexibility and healthy blood flow circulation. Over the past few decades, research continues to discover more health benefits associated with this type of therapeutic exercise that has led to a steep increase in its popularity.…

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