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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 Use Strength and Posture to Reduce Amputee Lower Back Pain

How to Use Strength and Posture to Reduce Amputee Lower Back Pain
Amputations affect how you move and use your muscles. Consequently, between 52 to 89 percent of lower limb amputees and 52 percent of upper limb amputees experience lower back pain. That pain interferes with physical and emotional health and the ability to enjoy family and friends...

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O&P Almanac - Members Spotlight

O&P Almanac - Members Spotlight

Skin Care Solutions  California company offers products for individuals with amputation, diabetes, and other conditions    AFTER GRADUATING FROM MEDICAL school, earning an advanced degree in public health, and becoming a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Paul Dean, MD, MPH, FAAD, became an entrepreneur. In 2007, he launched...

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Ingenuity in Prosthetics: New Technology for Better Mobility and Function

Ingenuity in Prosthetics: New Technology for Better Mobility and Function

An estimated 1.6 to 2 million amputees live in the United States, and each year another 185,000 people join those numbers. Only one in ten of those amputees use prostheses. Every amputation is unique, but uncomfortable prostheses or prostheses that are difficult to control sometimes make artificial limbs more difficult...

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5 Tips for Summertime Amputee Skin Care

5 Tips for Summertime Amputee Skin Care
Seasonal changes — spring to summer and summer to fall — present unique challenges for amputee skin care. Skin care plays a pivotal role as you maintain independence and mobility year-round. Whether it’s excess perspiration (summer) or dry skin (winter), most amputees have to make adjustments to their normal skincare routine according to the season.

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