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Are Prosthetic Covers Necessary?

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More people take pride in their prosthetic limbs and are not afraid to show them off. But a question needs to be asked: are prosthetic covers necessary?

As more people take pride in their prosthetic limbs, are prosthetic covers still necessary?

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LLLDAM 2022: Your Ordinary Is Extraordinary

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This year, for Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month (LLLDAM), the Amputee Coalition seeks to highlight the daily challenges and victories encountered by amputees in simple areas of life with the theme “Your Ordinary Is Extraordinary.” LLLDAM also aims to support measures advancing fair insurance coverage, medical access, and care.

Ways to celebrate Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month.

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This Prosthesis Cover Helps Amputees Return to the Water After Surgery

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People who have had osseointegration surgery can confidently enjoy themselves in the water with the help of the Medi-Dry cover, the creation of Charlie Fitzgerald, the owner of Hot n Dry Drysuits in Australia.  

The Medi-Dry prosthesis cover helps amputees return to the water after surgery.

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Getting Your First Prosthetic Leg? Read This First

Posted by Bryan Potok on

If you have a lower-limb amputation or plan to get an elective amputation soon, you're probably thinking about getting a prosthetic leg. But before you do, here are some things you need to consider and discuss with your healthcare team.

Everything you need to know before getting your first prosthetic leg.

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What You Need to Know About Prosthetics as A New Amputee

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You might be reading this article as you wait for your residual limb to heal to get your first prosthesis, or you may be researching about life after an elective amputation. No matter where you are in your amputee journey, getting a prosthetic device can be exciting, scary, and frustrating all at the same time.

Everything you need to know about prosthetics as a new amputee.

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