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Replacing Shrinkers

Started by John Mueller in General. Last reply by kathryn cartwright on Wednesday. 5 Replies

I’m John and a recent BKA. I’m in need of new shrinkers, my stump is starting to get smaller and I need a smaller shrinker. Does Hanger sell them? Where is best place to find them if not?

How many hours per day do you wear your prosthesis?

Started by Judi Linden in What to expect post-amputation. Last reply by Pedro Pimenta AMPOWER Manager Aug 7. 7 Replies

I am a fairly recent AKA (03/18), and i am working on getting my first prosthesis.  I am 63 years old and, while i am not in terrible shape, I am no athlete!  I know it is different for everyone, but I am wondering how many hours per day, on…Continue

dress shoes for bk

Started by Jennifer Lynn Jones in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation. Last reply by Susan Cotten Aug 8. 2 Replies

My daughter is getting married in October an im wondering where an what kind of dress shoes for walking down the isle in my mother of the bride dress.Continue

Transferring After BK Amputation

Started by Dave in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation. Last reply by Elizabeth Hicks Aug 2. 5 Replies

Hi everyone.  I'm posting for my father, David.  He had a stroke years ago, and lost the use of his right arm and leg.  He now has a troublesome wound on his leg is considering RBK amputation.  He cannot move the leg, but he still uses it for a…Continue

Mechanical versus Microprocessor Knee

Started by Judi Linden in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation. Last reply by Tom Standerford 14 hours ago. 4 Replies

I have found a prosthetist and I am ready to move forward and rejoin the world of the upright!  I am an AKA, almost four months out.  I was reasonably active before the surgery, which was unplanned, and I hope to return to at least that level of…Continue

Ply Sock Help

Started by David Varner in General. Last reply by MICHAEL J BATES Jul 25. 5 Replies

I'm a LBKA and have a pin lock prosthethic.  I do not understand when to add or remove ply socks.  Can someone give me some insight?ThanksContinue

Falling

Started by Maggie Grinnell in General. Last reply by Pedro Pimenta AMPOWER Manager Jun 19. 4 Replies

I had my RBKA 3 days ago. I was discharged from the hospital yesterday (thankfully) and am now back home. I’m mostly using crutches to get around my house (it’s not too big) and it’s a massive pain. I literally just busted my @$$ because my crutch…Continue

Will I ever walk again???

Started by Les Hamilton in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation. Last reply by Sherrie Ott Jun 23. 4 Replies

Hi, I am a RAK amputee. My leg was removed about 4 years ago and I am still struggling with using my prosthetic. I cannot really put my finger on why I am so unwilling to use it. Over the past 4 years, I have been in several PT sessions, amputee…Continue

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Tom Standerford replied to Judi Linden's discussion Mechanical versus Microprocessor Knee
"If you are very active and on non-smooth surfaces, I would NOT recommend a micro processor knee after a mechanical knee.  I tried this.  I walked 20+ years on a single axis knee and switched to a 4 bar knee that locked when heel pressure…"
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