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Prosthetic Guides

Amputee Store is your trusted source when it comes to purchasing amputee supplies online. We created these Prosthetic Guides to add to your knowledge about prosthetic products and make more informed decisions. Each guide is a comprehensive collection of continuously updated articles, helping you make more informed decisions before buying your prosthetic solution.

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3 Ways to Care For Your Dry Skin

Dry skin is a common problem for amputees who wear a prosthesis every day. If your skin is chapped, red, cracked, or feels tight and uncomfortable after cleansing, then it's already dehydrated. Your skin has to be strong and healthy to survive the stress of wearing a prosthesis every day, and...

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Prosthetic Textiles Guide

What are the different types of knitted textiles available to amputees? When do you use a prosthetic sheath vs an amputee sock?

Well you're not alone in asking these and many other questions. This guide was designed to help you find a solution for your knitted prosthetic textile needs and make more informed decisions.

Learn how incorporating a prosthetic sheath into your sock regimen can reduce socket friction and wick perspiration? Prosthetic Textiles are only one component of your prosthetic device and often times their importance is overlooked. Prosthetic socks or sheaths have a significant impact on your comfort and health of your residual limb.

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What are the different types of knitted textiles available to amputees? When do you use a prosthetic sheath vs an amputee sock?

Well you're not alone in asking these and many other questions. This guide was designed to help you find a solution for your knitted prosthetic textile needs and make more informed decisions.

Learn how incorporating a prosthetic sheath into your sock regimen can reduce socket friction and wick perspiration? Prosthetic Textiles are only one component of your prosthetic device and often times their importance is overlooked. Prosthetic socks or sheaths have a significant impact on your comfort and health of your residual limb.

Read Prosthetic Textiles Guide

Prosthetic Suspension Guide

Prosthetic suspension is one component of an entire prosthetic system, yet using the ideal suspension product can offer a huge performance upgrade. Regardless of whether you wear a vacuum system, prosthetic belt, locking gel liner or suction socket, if your prosthetic limb doesn't suspend well, your day just became more difficult. A properly suspending prosthesis has the potential to feel lighter and provide you with a great a sense of where your prosthesis is relative to the floor. Too often skin issues caused by friction are the result of a prosthetic suspension system allowing "pistoning". There are many options based on your amputation level that you and your Prosthetist may have filtered through to arrive at your set up. Explore how other systems operate, as well as better understand how your selected system works.

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Prosthetic suspension is one component of an entire prosthetic system, yet using the ideal suspension product can offer a huge performance upgrade. Regardless of whether you wear a vacuum system, prosthetic belt, locking gel liner or suction socket, if your prosthetic limb doesn't suspend well, your day just became more difficult. A properly suspending prosthesis has the potential to feel lighter and provide you with a great a sense of where your prosthesis is relative to the floor. Too often skin issues caused by friction are the result of a prosthetic suspension system allowing "pistoning". There are many options based on your amputation level that you and your Prosthetist may have filtered through to arrive at your set up. Explore how other systems operate, as well as better understand how your selected system works.

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Personal Care & Equipment Guide

If you've ever found yourself in a store aisle or browsing online through pages of personal prosthetic products , overwhelmed by the dizzy array of prosthetic skin care choices, prosthetic moisturizers, anti-perspirants and prosthetic cleansers then this guide can help. Throughout this guide you will find answers to questions that many people living with limb loss ask everyday. Learn how to create a prosthetic skin care regimen or which prosthetic textiles can help with sweating and more. Find the personal care and prosthetic products that will help make your day a little easier. Regular care is essential to the long term health of your skin. We pride ourselves on being an excellent resource for prosthetic products, accessories and information. Here you'll find all the information and the materials you need to match your needs and solve your biggest prosthetic personal care problems.

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If you've ever found yourself in a store aisle or browsing online through pages of personal prosthetic products , overwhelmed by the dizzy array of prosthetic skin care choices, prosthetic moisturizers, anti-perspirants and prosthetic cleansers then this guide can help. Throughout this guide you will find answers to questions that many people living with limb loss ask everyday. Learn how to create a prosthetic skin care regimen or which prosthetic textiles can help with sweating and more. Find the personal care and prosthetic products that will help make your day a little easier. Regular care is essential to the long term health of your skin. We pride ourselves on being an excellent resource for prosthetic products, accessories and information. Here you'll find all the information and the materials you need to match your needs and solve your biggest prosthetic personal care problems.

Read Personal Care & Equipment Guide