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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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Using Micro-Fragmented Adipose Therapy to Treat Chronic Prosthesis-Related Ulcers

October 08, 2023

Managing ulcers related to prosthesis use on residual limbs has always been challenging in wound care and rehabilitation. A newly formed prosthetic limb requires several adjustments to fit properly, and patients’ bodies change over time. As a result, physiatrists often come across patients with pressure ulcers related to their prostheses.

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  • Using Science To Make Your Skin Resilient

    July 23, 2020

    There is no shortage of prosthetic technology developments. However, as prosthetic limbs become more advanced, many prosthetic users still report ...

    There is no shortage of prosthetic technology developments. However, as prosthetic limbs become more advanced, many prosthetic users still report ...

  • This is the Right Way to Reduce a Callus

    December 16, 2019

    Whether you’re a new amputee or a seasoned prosthetic user, your skin endures a lot of stress. And this stress results in numerous skin issues, ch...

    Whether you’re a new amputee or a seasoned prosthetic user, your skin endures a lot of stress. And this stress results in numerous skin issues, ch...

  • Prosthetic Skincare Ingredient Focus: Castor Oil

    August 19, 2019

    Castor oil is rich in omega-6, omega-9, and vitamin E, which makes this skincare ingredient super nourishing and hydrating for prosthetic users. T...

    Castor oil is rich in omega-6, omega-9, and vitamin E, which makes this skincare ingredient super nourishing and hydrating for prosthetic users. T...

  • What You Need to Know About Diabetic Blisters

    July 26, 2019

    People diagnosed with diabetes need to watch out for skin complications, one of which is diabetic blisters—also called diabetic bullae or bullosis...

    People diagnosed with diabetes need to watch out for skin complications, one of which is diabetic blisters—also called diabetic bullae or bullosis...

  • Why Foot Care is Important for People with Diabetes

    July 21, 2019

    When you were initially diagnosed with diabetes, your doctor may have immediately followed it up with a reminder to always check your feet. Howeve...

    When you were initially diagnosed with diabetes, your doctor may have immediately followed it up with a reminder to always check your feet. Howeve...