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Prosthetic Guides

Amputee Life is an informative, researched blog written by medical professionals including amputees and prosthetists.

You’re on a journey to live your best life. And we’re right there with you.

How you feel and how your prosthesis performs affects every single day of your life, which is why you work so hard to perform at your highest level. We’re here to support, guide, and inform you through your journey.  We go into depth, cut through the medical jargon with straightforward, expert-reviewed articles — all designed to help you make the best decisions for yourself and the people you love.

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Silipos Silosheath: What It Is and How to Use It

October 08, 2019

Prosthetic sheaths are one of the most underrated prosthetic gears you can have at your disposal. Sheaths can reduce friction, wick sweat, and help keep the valves inside a vacuum setup free from lint. If you’re looking for a good prosthetic sheath brand, we recommend the Silosheath line by Silipos. 

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  • Prosthetic Socket Alignment: Side to Side

    October 01, 2019

    A prosthetic leg is a complex system. For it to function well, your entire prosthesis needs to be "balanced." Everything needs to be ideal, includi...

    A prosthetic leg is a complex system. For it to function well, your entire prosthesis needs to be "balanced." Everything needs to be ideal, includi...

  • Prosthetic Socket Alignment: Front to Back

    September 16, 2019

    You just received from your prosthetist a prosthetic socket that fits amazingly well. So, why is it uncomfortable to walk? In our new Prosthetic So...

    You just received from your prosthetist a prosthetic socket that fits amazingly well. So, why is it uncomfortable to walk? In our new Prosthetic So...

  • Do Blade Prostheses Give Amputee Runners an Advantage?

    September 10, 2019

    Underneath the resilience and perseverance shown by world-class adaptive athletes is an ongoing debate about their “unfair advantage,” which has p...

    Underneath the resilience and perseverance shown by world-class adaptive athletes is an ongoing debate about their “unfair advantage,” which has p...

  • An Overview of Prosthetic Foot Technology

    September 02, 2019

    There is more to the prosthetic foot than meets the eye. Its first iteration appeared in the 1500s, albeit it had a fixed ankle position. The firs...

    There is more to the prosthetic foot than meets the eye. Its first iteration appeared in the 1500s, albeit it had a fixed ankle position. The firs...

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Amputee Running: Preparing for the First Run

    August 27, 2019

    The goal for your first run is simple: to keep realistic expectations and to be as comfortable as possible. The former can be achieved with a litt...

    The goal for your first run is simple: to keep realistic expectations and to be as comfortable as possible. The former can be achieved with a litt...

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