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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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Prostheses Abandonment: Time to Pay Attention to Skin Care

Prostheses Abandonment: Time to Pay Attention to Skin Care

A large percentage, up to 46% in some cases, of amputees experience prosthesis discomfort due to skin irritation. Considering that each amputation is unique with one-of-a-kind fit needs, it’s understandable that getting a perfect fit isn’t easy. However, prostheses are a doorway to mobility and a full, active life, and skin health plays a pivotal role in the prostheses’ success...

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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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11 Winter Skin Care Tips for People with Diabetes

11 Winter Skin Care Tips for People with Diabetes
North winds, cold temperatures, sleet, and snow wreak havoc not only on roads but your skin. The potential for diabetes-related skin complications means that you have to give special attention to your skin when the temperatures drop.

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