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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.

Latest Stories

Medicare Considers Policy Amendments for K2 Amputees

February 17, 2024

Medicare is studying policy changes to offer microprocessor knees (MPKs) coverage to K2-level amputees. The reason behind this policy reform is the substantial amount of research conducted over the last decade, revealing that active K2 amputees can significantly benefit from MPKs, which improve their gait stability, balance, fall prevention, and...

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  • How Various Factors Affect Mobility in People with Lower Limb Loss

    February 13, 2024

    Individuals who live with lower limb loss experience a significant change in their daily life and physical abilities. Rehabilitation goals for thes...

    Individuals who live with lower limb loss experience a significant change in their daily life and physical abilities. Rehabilitation goals for thes...

  • Stay Healthy While Traveling with These Tips

    February 10, 2024

    Traveling is a great way to alleviate stress and improve mental health. It allows you to take a break from the mundane tasks of daily life and expe...

    Traveling is a great way to alleviate stress and improve mental health. It allows you to take a break from the mundane tasks of daily life and expe...

  • Improving Neural Control of Upper-Limb Prostheses

    February 05, 2024

    Existing upper extremity prostheses that rely on a human-computer interface typically have restricted functionality and pose a significant cognitiv...

    Existing upper extremity prostheses that rely on a human-computer interface typically have restricted functionality and pose a significant cognitiv...

  • How to Rest: A Guide for the Anxious

    February 03, 2024

    If you’re very anxious, you know how difficult it is to relax. Anxiety has ruined many a rest day for you by gatecrashing your precious downtime an...

    If you’re very anxious, you know how difficult it is to relax. Anxiety has ruined many a rest day for you by gatecrashing your precious downtime an...

  • Quadruple Amputee Walks Again After 5 Years

    January 29, 2024

    Doctors told Kim Smith that she would never walk again. This was in 2018 after Smith had lost all four of her limbs in a medical intervention after...

    Doctors told Kim Smith that she would never walk again. This was in 2018 after Smith had lost all four of her limbs in a medical intervention after...

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