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Walk Naturally on Any Terrain with the Össur Proprio Foot

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One out of two prosthetic users reports the fear of falling, which can result in a more sedentary lifestyle as they avoid certain activities to prevent tripping or falling. The redesigned Össur Proprio Foot aims to reduce the possibility of falling while also helping prosthetic users walk naturally on any terrain.

Ossur Proprio Foot lets you walk naturally on any terrain.

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Maintain a Better Socket Fit With Vacuum

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Loss of volume in your residual limb naturally happens as you go about your day. For most prosthetic users, maintaining an ideal socket fit requires adding another prosthetic sock ply at around 10 am or at noon. This can sometimes be a hassle, so the findings of a recent study published in Prosthetics and Orthotics International might be the answer you need for a better limb fluid management strategy.

Study says elevated vacuum decreases overall volume loss.

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Crutches Reinvented for the 21st Century

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Crutches have been around since ancient times. It started as a T-shaped walking stick, which later evolved into the V-shaped design that we still use today. However, this design has a flaw—it’s uncomfortable. Around 85% of people report feeling pain in their hands, wrists, and shoulders when using standard underarm crutches.

The crutches are reinvented for the 21st century.

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Use Your Voice to Advocate for the Amputee Community

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We use our voices every day to establish a connection or communicate our needs and wants. Having a voice empowers an individual as it is crucial to expressing beliefs and different points of view. But the most amazing thing about voices is that it can be used on a large scale to communicate a need for change.

Use your voice to advocate for the needs of the amputee community.

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These 5 Factors Can Add a Healthy Decade to Your Life

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If we were given a chance to live a long life, it's safe to say that all of us would like to spend our bonus years healthy. A recently published study provides us with an answer on how to live longer and healthier.

Five lifestyle factors can add a disease-free decade to your life.

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