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Self-Cooling Prosthetics: Where Are They?

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Despite the many advancements in technology we’ve had, we have yet to see a prosthetic that solved the simple problem of temperature control. Most prostheses these days are made out of material that stores heat instead of freely releasing it. 

Prosthetic sockets that have the ability to cool themselves.

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Why You May Want to Check Out Freedom's Waterproof Computer Foot and Knee Duo

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Freedom Innovations developed two computer-controlled waterproof products that will help you enjoy the water worry-free: Kinnex and Plie-3—the foot and knee duo that are both convenient and perfect for any situation all year round.

Learn more about computer legs from freedom innovations.

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How Compression Shrinker Socks Help Maintain a Good Socket Fit

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Amputees are all too familiar with a prosthetic shrinker because they are sure to wear them at one point or another. They usually are introduced to the shrinker during their rehabilitation phase when limb maturation and swelling reduction are critical. Some continue to use it after that to maintain a consistent socket fit.

Stump shrinkers help maintain socket fit.

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6 Benefits You Need to Know About the Knit-Rite A/K Brim Sheath

Posted by Bryan Potok on

As an above knee amputee, it's not unusual for you to experience rubbing and pinching along the top brim area of your AK prosthesis. Because of the movement of your skin in and out of your socket, rubbing along the top of your prosthetic brim is unavoidable. And if you’re not careful, excessive sweating may also increase friction along the brim, making it difficult for you to walk and leading to significant skin irritation.  Read about the Knit-Rite AK Brim Sheath that can help alleviate certain prosthetic issues.

Advantages of using the Knit-Rite AK Brim sheath.

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Inclusive Fashion: Tommy Hilfiger Launches Adaptive Clothing Line

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Buying clothes that perfectly adapt to the day-to-day requirements of people with different needs can be tough. Thankfully, the fashion gods smiled upon an all-American design mogul who has certainly outdone themselves with Tommy Adaptive. The newest clothing line by Tommy Hilfiger is geared towards giving people with unique needs a fresh and stylish wardrobe without compromising on function.

Adpative clothing line for amputees.

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