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Amputee Life Blog — How To's

How to Understand a Prosthetic EOB and How Much Your Prosthetist Actually Gets Paid

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EOBs are a good way for insurance companies and health care providers to provide transparency and information as to where the money went after your service redemption. This is also a way for companies to inform patients how much they still owe. Insurance providers such as Blue Cross Blue Shield publish sample EOBs on their website, so patients can familiarize themselves with the document and not get lost in all the information contained therein. Read this article for an overview of how to read an EOB.

How much do Prosthetic facilities actually get paid.

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How to Wash Prosthetic Socks Properly

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Unlike your usual, run-of-the-mill socks, prosthetic socks, shrinkers, and sheaths are made of a combination of high-quality materials. Most of these are made with one or a combination of any of the following: High-tech Lycra, antimicrobial and temperature controlling Coolmax X-static, and breathable mesh. We are definitely not dealing with ordinary socks here, so knowing how to care for these everyday materials properly is a must.

How to care for stumps socks properly.

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8 Tips to Keep Your Prosthetic Liners and Sleeves from Deteriorating

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Your sleeves and prosthetic liners are your best friends, there's no doubt about it. You can easily apply it, and they provide great suspension and trouble-free service. Those that fit well even make your prosthesis feel infinitely lighter. There is no denying the fact that they are indispensable tools, making it important to take care of them. When mismanaged, your prosthetic liners and sleeves can become brittle and even begin to crack. They start to become odorous and just fall apart. We've provided a few tips to prevent deterioration of your liner or sleeve.

Prevent deterioration of your jelly prosthetic sleeve and liner.

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Your Ultimate Cheat Sheet to Staying Fresh this Summer

Posted by Bryan Potok on

The seemingly endless hot and humid days remind us that summer is definitely here. While ‘tis the season for enjoying a lot of outdoor activities, it is also the season that is associated with sweating and having to clean your prosthesis more. Here's a cheat sheet for staying fresh this August.

Stay clean and wipe your prosthesis with cleansing shower wipes.

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4 Prosthetic Options for Enjoying the Pool this Summer

Posted by Bryan Potok on

We're often asked if sleeves can keep water from seeping through your socket and sadly, the answer is no—chlorine can ruin your prosthetic along with its accessories. If you're a lower limb amputee looking to go for a dip in the pool this summer, you came to the right place! There are several options available, so you can beat the heat and spend some time by the poolside.

Enjoy the pool this summer with prosthetic options.

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