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News in Prosthetic Innovation: The New Össur Proflex

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Össur recently released the Pro-Flex, a prosthetic foot that features push-off using mechanical levers, which closely mimic normal biomechanics. The mechanically-powered push-off allows the prosthetic wearer to experience better ankle motion and power compared to the conventional carbon fiber feet.

Ossur Proflex prosthetic foot for push off.

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How-To Extend the Life of Your Suspension Sleeves

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Regardless of how comfortable your socket feels today, poor or no suspension can be an emotionally draining experience. Your suspension sleeve plays such a vital role within a prosthetic system, why not protect your investment and limit future headaches? It's relatively inexpensive to extend the life of your sleeve. Here are some tips to increase its life expectancy.

Sharp prosthetic brim can eat through your sleeve without using tape or a sleeve saver.

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What You Need to Know About 5280 Prosthetics' Internal Side Mount Vacuum

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Founded in 2008, 5280 Prosthetics developed a computerized prosthetic socket system completely controlled from a smart device. Their puck technology was created by clinical prosthetists in an effort to alleviate the issues with existing socket technology.

Smart puck vacuum technology.

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How Losing Weight Affects Your Prosthesis

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Gradual weight loss can be remedied with prosthetic supplies, such as thicker gel liners or adding another ply of prosthetic sock. But if you lost a significant amount of weight, your prosthesis can cause discomfort, including friction, a change in gait, and unnecessary physical strain.

Read some of the most common issues related to how your prosthesis may change if you lose a significant amount of weight.

Losing weight can really change how your prosthetic foot works.

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Senator Tammy Duckworth Empowers Mothers, Amputees All Around the World

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

The Democrat Senatory from Illionois is not only making history but also pushing boundaries.  Senator Tammy Duckworth, both a below-knee and above-knee amputee, is the first sitting senator to give birth while in office.  Earlier in the month, the Senate rules were changed to allow newborns on the Senate floor, after Duckworth pushed for the rule change.  A rare and welcome move by deliberative body dominated by men. 

Senator Duckworth, double amputee, rolling onto the senate floor with newborn baby to cast vote.

 

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