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Amputee Life — Prosthetist

Sensor vs. Human: Detecting Changes in Socket Fit Before They Happen

Posted by Bryan Potok on

A study published in the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics in January 2021 sought to determine whether a sensor or a human could detect changes in prosthetic socket fit before they happen.

A sensor was found to accurately predict changes in prosthetic socket fit before they manifest.

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5 Tips to Get Your Prosthetist to Listen to You

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Consulting with a prosthetist who doesn’t seem to listen can be frustrating. Every appointment feels like a race—as if you only have a few minutes to share your concerns. You go through your "punch list" of issues, and you’re not quite sure if your prosthetist understands what you’re trying to communicate.

Tips to get your prosthetist to listen to you.

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Ottobock’s Harmony System Simplifies Residual Limb Volume Management

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Most prosthesis users—especially lower-limb amputees—complain that the volume of their residual limb diminishes throughout the day. In fact, by the time lunch rolls around, adding another prosthetic sock is common. Ottobock offers a solution to this problem by creating a system that actively manages residual limb volume.

Ottobock Harmony Vacuum System actively manages residual limb volume.

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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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Prosthetic Socket Alignment: Ideal Rotation

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

If you find yourself comfortable in your prosthesis until you start walking, your socket rotation may be slightly off. Here’s how you can determine if your suspicions are correct.

How to determine the ideal prosthetic socket alignment and rotation using your phone's measuring or photo editing app.

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