Pain in calf area and shin bone area

Started by Matt Faber in General. Last reply by Randy Thomas Jun 7. 5 Replies

Hi Everyone,I'm new to the site and a recent bka on April 2nd. I received my prosthetic 3 days ago and have had a couple of PT's so far and seemed to be doing well with a walker and learning to step properly and even walked out to the mailbox and…Continue

Problems Viewing videos with Safari (iPhone/iPad)

Started by Paul Selph, East Zone Leader in Technical support May 10. 0 Replies

Hello Everyone!    There has been an issue with viewing our videos reported while using Safari (on iPhone and iPad). Safari does not support Flash Player, however you can view these videos using the Puffin App available free from the App Store.    I…Continue


Started by David Varner in General. Last reply by Thomas Allen Carlson Jun 11. 13 Replies

Hi AllI'm a LBKA.I'm having to get a new socket. Currently I use a Pin Lock. I want something where I don't have to deal with socks as much.Will you please provide me suggestions?ThanksContinue

Outer Sleeve Suspension

Started by William (Bill) Hattan in Socket fit / comfort / design / function / components. Last reply by kenneth McGill May 3. 1 Reply

Am I the only one who is upset over the cost & longevity of your outer suspension sleeve?  I would like to start a blog on this subject.  Who's In?Continue


Started by Manuela Leonhardt in General. Last reply by Manuela Leonhardt Apr 13. 7 Replies

Hi everybody, I haven’t been here in a while but I have a major problem. Never had a problem with blisters or anything like it. Yet here I am now with a monster on the bottom of my stump. Can’t walk on it and have been using crutches for one week…Continue


Started by Wade I Estock in General. Last reply by Benjamin Richard Hull Apr 4. 1 Reply

Hey everyone, I just wanted to introduce myself, I'm a new member. My name is Wade and I am a left transhumoral amputee. I lost my forearm in a car accident September 13th 2017 but I just had my elbow amputated 3 weeks ago.


Started by Manuel Lopez in General. Last reply by Jeff Apr 15. 9 Replies

 It happened. Finally. Almost three months to the day of my accident, reality snuck up on me and slapped me, hard. It felt like a cold wet fish that slaps a tourist trying to catch it at some fish market. I was the tourist. Life threw reality at me…Continue

Survey Opportunity - Chance at $50 for Your Opinions

Started by Carrie Davis Resource Mgr in General Mar 20. 0 Replies

Hello Community Members,As many of you know, I work at Hanger Clinic in Patient Experience.  Our Web Engagement Team is revamping the website and they're looking…Continue

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