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Amputee Life — Editor Pick

14-Year-Old Mia Lloyd: 'Living With a Disability Has Not Held Me Back'

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Mia Lloyd enjoyed living an active, sporty life at a young age. However, she had to give it up for a while when she was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, leading to an above-knee amputation on her left leg. In an article published on Wales Online, Lloyd recounted her journey.

14 year old adaptive athlete Mia Lloyd didn't allow her amputation to hold her back.

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Surgeon’s Innovative Technique Helps Young Amputee To Walk

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Dr. Panagiotis Glavas recently performed a new surgical technique in pediatric orthopedic surgery. This new approach allowed a child amputee to walk again.

Dr. Panagiotis Glavas performs historic surgical procedure on young amputee.

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6 Possible Causes of Hip Pain When Sitting

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Experiencing hip pain when sitting can be caused by different things, including incorrect posture and medical conditions. An imbalance in the body often causes general hip pain in prosthetic users. After amputation, other joints and muscles have to carry extra weight and may be subjected to more stress. This imbalance is often exacerbated when sitting with an incorrect posture.

Possible causes of hip pain when sitting in prosthetic users.

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The Road to Recovery: Post-Amputation Milestones

Posted by Bryan Potok on

One of the most frustrating aspects of life after limb loss is not knowing what to expect. Not knowing when you'll be able to walk again or how long the phantom pain will last is made even more frustrating by the fact that no one knows the answer. The best answer for questions like these is: It depends. 

Watch out for these post-amputation milestones that are reliable signs of progress in your road to recovery.

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