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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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Virtual Reality: A Promising Frontier in Phantom Pain Therapy

April 24, 2018

"We wanted to focus on patients with chronic phantom limb pain who had not responded to any treatments. Four of the patients were constantly medicated, and the others were not receiving any treatment at all because nothing they tried had helped them. They had been experiencing phantom limb pain for an average of 10 years."

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  • Brenna Huckaby Proves that Strong is the New Sexy

    April 20, 2018

    Strong is the new sexy. Brenna Huckaby, the first-ever amputee featured on the coveted cover of Sports Illustrated magazine is out to prove just th...

    Strong is the new sexy. Brenna Huckaby, the first-ever amputee featured on the coveted cover of Sports Illustrated magazine is out to prove just th...

  • Chafing Issues Solved - Techniques to reduce energy robbing friction

    April 18, 2018

    Is chafing a recurring theme when wearing your prosthesis? There is no doubt that dealing with friction can be exhausting.  If you need a few indu...

    Is chafing a recurring theme when wearing your prosthesis? There is no doubt that dealing with friction can be exhausting.  If you need a few indu...

  • Amputee Support Group Appreciation Day | Limb Loss Awareness Month

    April 14, 2018

    First and foremost, life is a journey and you should never have to take alone. The beauty about amputee support groups is that they bring people wh...

    First and foremost, life is a journey and you should never have to take alone. The beauty about amputee support groups is that they bring people wh...

  • Your End-Of-Year Prosthetic Checklist

    October 26, 2017

    Simply wearing your prosthesis exposes it to an environment that can corrode, clog and disrupt vital components with dirt and debris.  Show your p...

    Simply wearing your prosthesis exposes it to an environment that can corrode, clog and disrupt vital components with dirt and debris.  Show your p...

  • Why A Peer Visitor Should Be A Part of Your Rehab Program

    September 22, 2017

    When coping with a life-altering event like an amputation, talking to someone with a similar history can offer extremely valuable insights into th...

    When coping with a life-altering event like an amputation, talking to someone with a similar history can offer extremely valuable insights into th...