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Prosthetic Guides

Amputee Life is an informative, researched blog written by medical professionals including amputees and prosthetists.

You’re on a journey to live your best life. And we’re right there with you.

How you feel and how your prosthesis performs affects every single day of your life, which is why you work so hard to perform at your highest level. We’re here to support, guide, and inform you through your journey.  We go into depth, cut through the medical jargon with straightforward, expert-reviewed articles — all designed to help you make the best decisions for yourself and the people you love.

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Research Receives $4M Grant to Make Robotic Prosthetic Hand Similar to Biological Limbs

February 26, 2024

While existing robotic prosthetic hands can help users perform tasks, the downside is that they can be difficult to operate. These devices demand constant attention from the user to operate limited hand functions. But that may soon change.

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  • Medicare Considers Policy Amendments for K2 Amputees

    February 17, 2024

    Medicare is studying policy changes to offer microprocessor knees (MPKs) coverage to K2-level amputees. The reason behind this policy reform is the...

    Medicare is studying policy changes to offer microprocessor knees (MPKs) coverage to K2-level amputees. The reason behind this policy reform is the...

  • Improving Neural Control of Upper-Limb Prostheses

    February 05, 2024

    Existing upper extremity prostheses that rely on a human-computer interface typically have restricted functionality and pose a significant cognitiv...

    Existing upper extremity prostheses that rely on a human-computer interface typically have restricted functionality and pose a significant cognitiv...

  • Veteran Gets a Robotic Prosthetic Arm from Hines O&P

    December 24, 2023

    James Ritchie, a 73-year-old veteran from North Judson, Indiana, recently received a new robotic limb from Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital’s Prostheti...

    James Ritchie, a 73-year-old veteran from North Judson, Indiana, recently received a new robotic limb from Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital’s Prostheti...

  • Harnessing the Brain: The Dawn of Superhuman Abilities with BCIs

    November 15, 2023

    Over the last five decades, brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) have gradually garnered significant scientific interest. However, the past few years h...

    Over the last five decades, brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) have gradually garnered significant scientific interest. However, the past few years h...

  • Advancements in the Realm of Bionic Legs

    November 01, 2023

    Although prosthetic devices restore mobility to individuals who have undergone lower-limb amputation, current prosthetic technology has several lim...

    Although prosthetic devices restore mobility to individuals who have undergone lower-limb amputation, current prosthetic technology has several lim...