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This Prosthesis Cover Helps Amputees Return to the Water After Surgery

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People who have had osseointegration surgery can confidently enjoy themselves in the water with the help of the Medi-Dry cover, the creation of Charlie Fitzgerald, the owner of Hot n Dry Drysuits in Australia.  

The Medi-Dry prosthesis cover helps amputees return to the water after surgery.

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Getting Your First Prosthetic Leg? Read This First

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If you have a lower-limb amputation or plan to get an elective amputation soon, you're probably thinking about getting a prosthetic leg. But before you do, here are some things you need to consider and discuss with your healthcare team.

Everything you need to know before getting your first prosthetic leg.

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What You Need to Know About Prosthetics as A New Amputee

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You might be reading this article as you wait for your residual limb to heal to get your first prosthesis, or you may be researching about life after an elective amputation. No matter where you are in your amputee journey, getting a prosthetic device can be exciting, scary, and frustrating all at the same time.

Everything you need to know about prosthetics as a new amputee.

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Bodybuilding Legend Aims to Be in the Best Shape Possible After Leg Amputation

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It may take a lot for a person living with limb loss to resume an active lifestyle, but it isn't impossible. Bodybuilding legend Flex Wheeler is proof of that as he took to Instagram to document his recovery process.

Bodybuilding legend Flex Wheeler aims to be in the best shape after leg amputation.

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The Science Behind Sweat-Wicking Prosthetic Textiles

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Athletes and fitness enthusiasts swear by sweat-wicking fabrics to keep them dry and odor-free. Prosthetic users also rely on the same material—made of high-tech polyester—to keep themselves comfortable while wearing a prosthesis for hours.

The science on how sweat-wicking fabrics work.

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