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Data from National Limb Loss Registry Expected to be Online in 2021

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Initial data from the National Limb Loss and Preservation Registry—a project expected to generate the first comprehensive repository of statistical data about limb loss—is scheduled to go online at some point this year.

Initial data from the National Limb Loss Registry will be online in 2021.

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Amputations Among Diabetic Patients Rise Since Pandemic Began

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Recent studies published in Podiatry Today show that 42% of patients were seen for major amputation surgery in 2020, a sharp increase from 18% in 2019. Because of these findings, experts stress the importance of preventative care in diabetic patients.

More diabetic patients have undergone amputation surgery since the pandemic began.

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Paralympian Loses Appeal to Use Prosthetic Legs at the Tokyo Olympics

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Blake Leeper, an American Paralympic runner who uses two prosthetic legs, lost an appeal to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics slated for July 2021.

Paralympic runner Blake Leeper loses appeal to use prosthetic legs at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Using Science To Make Your Skin Resilient

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There is no shortage of prosthetic technology developments. However, as prosthetic limbs become more advanced, many prosthetic users still report some level of discomfort. This is in part due to the inherent fragility of the skin.

A new development in cell therapy could help make your residual limb skin more resilient.

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Improve Prosthetic Fittings With Adapttech's INSIGHT System

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Prosthetic fittings will soon become easier and more accurate as Adapttech, a British-Portuguese biomedical company, prepares to launch a prosthetic fitting system in the US after successful user testing in Europe. The system, called INSIGHT, will make socket fittings more data-driven and offer the ability to monitor a patient's rehabilitation process. The system looks promising as the company released the initial results of user testing.

Adapttech's INSIGHT system improves prosthetic fittings.

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