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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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How to Understand a Prosthetic EOB and How Much Your Prosthetist Actually Gets Paid

September 05, 2018

EOBs are a good way for insurance companies and health care providers to provide transparency and information as to where the money went after your service redemption. This is also a way for companies to inform patients how much they still owe. Insurance providers such as Blue Cross Blue Shield publish sample EOBs on their website, so patients ...

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  • What Causes Chafing?

    September 02, 2018

    Before we can look into the causes chafing, it’s important to understand what chafing is. A chafe is a common skin irritation that is almost ident...

    Before we can look into the causes chafing, it’s important to understand what chafing is. A chafe is a common skin irritation that is almost ident...

  • How to Wash Prosthetic Socks Properly

    August 31, 2018

    Unlike your usual, run-of-the-mill socks, prosthetic socks, shrinkers, and sheaths are made of a combination of high-quality materials. Most of th...

    Unlike your usual, run-of-the-mill socks, prosthetic socks, shrinkers, and sheaths are made of a combination of high-quality materials. Most of th...

  • How to Take Care of Your Residual Limb

    August 29, 2018

    Caring daily for your residual limb, the skin around it, and your prosthesis doesn’t take a lot of time. But incorporating this daily care regimen...

    Caring daily for your residual limb, the skin around it, and your prosthesis doesn’t take a lot of time. But incorporating this daily care regimen...

  • A Smart Prosthetic Ankle that Adjusts to the Terrain

    August 25, 2018

    Every day, we see prosthetic limbs made better and even more personalized to its user. Without disregarding the fact that these are extremely help...

    Every day, we see prosthetic limbs made better and even more personalized to its user. Without disregarding the fact that these are extremely help...

  • How to Deal with the TSA when Traveling

    August 22, 2018

    Going on a trip can be exciting, especially when you’re going to a new destination or just visiting friends and family. However, it is also notori...

    Going on a trip can be exciting, especially when you’re going to a new destination or just visiting friends and family. However, it is also notori...