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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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Amputee Skin Care 101: How to Care for Residual Skin and Stop Skin Problems Before They Start

Amputee Skin Care 101: How to Care for Residual Skin and Stop Skin Problems Before They Start
Skin care plays an integral role in an amputee’s independence and mobility. Whether on the lower or upper extremities, the residual’s skin has to maintain its integrity for the proper and comfortable fit and wear of a prosthesis. A daily skincare routine stands as the first defense against the kinds of skin issues that could potentially limit mobility.

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