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Amputee Life Blog — Prosthetic Trends

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

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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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A Smart Prosthetic Ankle that Adjusts to the Terrain

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Every day, we see prosthetic limbs made better and even more personalized to its user. Without disregarding the fact that these are extremely helpful, we have to admit that we have a long way to go to get them functioning like its real counterparts. Now, we have a new one that just might be a step closer to that reality compared to others: a prosthetic ankle that moves on its own.

Prosthetic ankles that can move on their own.

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Is Your Prosthetist Retiring? Here's How You Can Deal with It.

Posted by Bryan Potok on

You’ve been going to the same prosthetist for 10 or maybe 20 years. This person may or may not have been the one who held your hand at the beginning of your “amputee life”, but a close bond has been established and working with them is always a breeze. Instead of feeling like a chore, going to your prosthetist for countless checkups and fittings feels like a treat—like seeing a friend to catch up with what’s going on in their lives. This is because your prosthetist has become a good friend to you. However, the inevitable is bound to happen—your prosthetist announces that they will retire soon.

When your prosthetist retires what do you do?

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UAE Embraces 3D Printing: Life-Changing Prosthetic Legs for Emirati Man

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Walking, running, and cycling—three things that Fahed Mohamad Ali never imagined he could do again. For more than 15 years, 25-year-old Ali navigated the world in a wheelchair, as he donned wooden prosthetic legs that were more cosmetic than functional. One year after the UAE fitted its first fully 3D printed prosthetic leg, this double-amputee's life changed considerably when he received two 3D-printed transtibial prosthetics that secure just below his knees.

3D printing prosthetic limbs in the UAE is becoming a reality.

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We Change, They Adjust: A Guide to Adjustable Socket Technology

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Your residual limb naturally changes throughout the day, and having a prosthetic socket that fits just right will help you go about your day worry-free. Over the last 5 years, creative and prosthetic minds developed more ways to improve the bond between a person and their prosthesis. The development of socket-less sockets and adjustable sockets have made adjusting prostheses possible in just a few seconds, so you can do away with midday bathroom visits just to add a sock ply or gel pad. Even better, these technological advancements allow you to develop a more personalized bond with your prosthetic limb through micro-adjustments that you can facilitate in minutes.

Learn about adjustable and socketless prosthetic limbs.

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