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Chafing Issues Solved - Techniques to reduce energy robbing friction

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

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 industry techniques and tips to prevent chafing discomfort, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy this quick read.

Prosthetic chafing solved.

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Amputee Support Group Appreciation Day | Limb Loss Awareness Month

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

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 who are facing similar issues together—regardless if you're new to amputee life or if you're a seasoned prosthetic wearer. 

Appreciate amputee support groups.

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Your End-Of-Year Prosthetic Checklist

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Simply wearing your prosthesis exposes it to an environment that can corrode, clog and disrupt vital components with dirt and debris.  Show your prosthesis some love and make sure its properly cared for and inspected by your Prosthetist.

We’ve compiled an end-of-year prosthetic checklist to help you stay on track with your prosthetic needs.  

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

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

When coping with a life-altering event like an amputation, talking to someone with a similar history can offer extremely valuable insights into the rehabilitation process. By speaking to another person who shares your experiences, you can begin to unravel your own feelings of fear, doubt, worry and confusion and begin to imagine a new life that's productive and enjoyable.

Amputee peer support is a significantly valuable service.

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Can 3D Printing Change the Prosthetics Game?

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

How many times did you go in for a fitting before your prosthesis finally fit right? It usually takes several fittings and adjustments to get a socket fit that's great, but probably not perfect. The typical sockets being made today aren't easily adjustable once laminated. But Lizbeth López, a Brazilian biomedical engineer who lives in Mexico, saw a way to change that. She created a custom transtibial leg socket using 3D printing technology.  “The main objective of this work was to fabricate a complete functional prosthesis, in this case oriented to transtibial amputees as the first group of test patients,”...

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