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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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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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Introducing VitalFitSR

Introducing VitalFitSR

VitalFitSR, The First Preventative Skin Care System for Individuals with Limb Loss and At-Risk Skin, Launches Dermatologist-developed skin care system addresses the needs and challenges of individuals wearing prosthetics, orthotics and those with dysvascular/neuropathy issues New skin care system from VitalFitSR for prosthetic users "It is unfortunate that those with...

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