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Amputee Life — Prosthetic Insurance

Computer-Controlled Prosthetic Legs — An Intro

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Microprocessor technology has been used in prosthetics since the late 1990s with the introduction of microprocessor (MCP) knees or more commonly known as computer-controlled knees. Since then, prosthetic manufacturers, such as Ottobock, Össur, and Endolite, have made continued improvements and added features to make walking more efficient. Today, this cutting-edge technology has expanded to include microprocessor feet.

An introduction to computer-controlled prosthetic leg systems.

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Use Your Voice to Advocate for the Amputee Community

Posted by Bryan Potok on

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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April is Limb Loss Awareness Month

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Every April, we celebrate Limb Loss Awareness Month (LLAM), and we are still going to do so this year with a few modifications. Although every single offline gathering has been canceled, we can still gather online to spread awareness and give encouragement to those who need it.

Tips on celebrating limb loss awareness month amidst a pandemic.

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Home Hospital Model Helps People Heal Faster

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Being treated at home—not at a traditional hospital—is proving to be a viable option. A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that patients treated at home tend to get better faster and even save money compared to those who check into a hospital.

A study found that being treated at home helps patients heal faster.

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Health Insurance 101: Deductibles

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Health insurance lingo can easily confuse and even intimidate anyone, especially first-time health insurance buyers, who are trying to understand how it works. Since we already talked about copay and coinsurance, we’ll examine “deductibles,” what they are and how they work.

A guide on health insurance deductibles.

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