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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.

Latest Stories

How Various Factors Affect Mobility in People with Lower Limb Loss

February 13, 2024

Individuals who live with lower limb loss experience a significant change in their daily life and physical abilities. Rehabilitation goals for these individuals focus on regaining mobility and physical function to improve their quality of life. Unfortunately, there aren’t many studies that measure these mobility deficiencies. This information wo...

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  • Finding Your Professional Footing Post-Amputation

    December 10, 2023

    Losing a limb is a life-altering event that can shake your confidence and self-worth. However, similar to other challenges, limb loss presents an o...

    Losing a limb is a life-altering event that can shake your confidence and self-worth. However, similar to other challenges, limb loss presents an o...

  • Finding Strength and Psychological Well-Being After Amputation

    December 06, 2023

    Becoming an amputee, whether through trauma, disease, or other circumstances, is a profoundly transformative event. However, the impact of limb los...

    Becoming an amputee, whether through trauma, disease, or other circumstances, is a profoundly transformative event. However, the impact of limb los...

  • How A Below-Knee Amputee’s ‘Jumping Stump’ Syndrome Improved

    September 06, 2023

    Amputations, although life-altering, have become increasingly manageable with advancements in prosthetic technology. However, a mysterious and litt...

    Amputations, although life-altering, have become increasingly manageable with advancements in prosthetic technology. However, a mysterious and litt...

  • Retired Wisconsin Teacher: “The Stigma Around Limb Loss Has Eased”

    April 19, 2023

    Amputation is traumatic, not just the nature of the surgery but also because of its consequences. It affects the patient’s daily life and their ps...

    Amputation is traumatic, not just the nature of the surgery but also because of its consequences. It affects the patient’s daily life and their ps...

  • Tips to Heal Amputation-Related Trauma

    March 10, 2023

    It doesn't matter whether you had a traumatic amputation or had time to prepare for it; you can still develop trauma. Trauma is a natural emotiona...

    It doesn't matter whether you had a traumatic amputation or had time to prepare for it; you can still develop trauma. Trauma is a natural emotiona...