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How to Reduce Painful Chafing Around Your Residual and Prosthesis

How to Reduce Painful Chafing Around Your Residual and Prosthesis

For people with amputations, the combination of a prosthesis with heat and perspiration equals chafing. Whether it’s a change in the weather or an increase in daily activity, painful chafing on your residual and around your prosthesis can put a stop to your favorite activities (or at least make them...

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3 Fitness Areas (and Exercises) to Get Amputees Back in Shape for Summer

3 Fitness Areas (and Exercises) to Get Amputees Back in Shape for Summer

Cold winter weather can chase even the most active amputee indoors. If you manage to stay active, an injury or illness can sideline you for weeks or months at a time. Yet consistent activity is invaluable for individuals with limb loss to maintain their strength and mobility. We spoke with...

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Why Do Amputees Sweat More? (And How to Reduce and Control It)

Why Do Amputees Sweat More? (And How to Reduce and Control It)

The amputation of a limb brings monumental changes, but there’s one that catches some amputees by surprise—excess perspiration (aka, too much sweat). Amputees often report that they perspire more than usual, especially in the first few months after amputation. For a person with limb loss, perspiration management is an essential...

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Advances in Socket Technology: A Better Fit for Amputees

Advances in Socket Technology: A Better Fit for Amputees

A prosthesis’ socket directly interfaces with an amputees’ residual, making fit one of the most vital components of its comfort and functionality. Socket design and technology are changing with techniques and materials that take less time to make and fit. From 3D printing and optical scanning to adjustable click sockets, amputees have more choices and opportunities to live an active life.

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How to Clean (and Maintain) Your Prosthesis Liner

How to Clean (and Maintain) Your Prosthesis Liner

The environment inside your prosthesis liner can either help or hinder your comfort and mobility. A prosthesis liner stays in close contact with the skin for hours. During that time, moisture, heat, and friction create opportunities for irritation and infection. A clean liner and equally clean skin can prevent painful,...

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