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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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Here’s Why You Need to Stop Drinking Coffee on an Empty Stomach

October 11, 2023

It's perfectly fine to use your cup of coffee as motivation to wake up early in the morning, as long as you don't have conditions such as severe GERD or caffeine sensitivity. However, registered dietitians recommend reconsidering drinking caffeinated drinks on an empty stomach.

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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...

    Managing ulcers related to prosthesis use on residual limbs has always been challenging in wound care and rehabilitation. A newly formed prosthetic...

  • Prosthetic Liner Issues? Here Are the Possible Causes, Solutions

    October 04, 2023

    Even with the latest advancements in prosthetic liner technology, including advanced gel and silicone formulas, problems can still arise from using...

    Even with the latest advancements in prosthetic liner technology, including advanced gel and silicone formulas, problems can still arise from using...

  • Stress Management Tools for Amputees

    October 01, 2023

    We all experience stress from time to time, but some people may experience it more frequently than others. Stress is our body's natural response to...

    We all experience stress from time to time, but some people may experience it more frequently than others. Stress is our body's natural response to...

  • Here’s Why You Need to Add Radishes to Your Diet

    September 27, 2023

    In a world where "superfoods" seem to be all the rage, the radish is a humble cruciferous vegetable that hasn't been receiving as much attention. A...

    In a world where "superfoods" seem to be all the rage, the radish is a humble cruciferous vegetable that hasn't been receiving as much attention. A...

  • Young Girl Born With Backward-Facing Legs Aspires to be a Gymnast

    September 24, 2023

    Victoria has bilateral tibial hemimelia, a condition that can cause leg abnormalities. When her mother, Marzena Drusewicz, first learned that Victo...

    Victoria has bilateral tibial hemimelia, a condition that can cause leg abnormalities. When her mother, Marzena Drusewicz, first learned that Victo...