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Bike Riding

Started by Troy in Health and Exercise. Last reply by Gregory r Salter on Wednesday. 3 Replies

I'm a below the knee amputee. I've been an amputee all my life. The one thing I love to do is bike ride. Over the last 2 years I got a new prostheses with a microprocessing knee. I hate it! I've worn a hydralic knee all my life. The reason I hate it…Continue

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Albuquerque, NM here

Started by Don Crisostomo in General. Last reply by Johsa Smith, Nat'l Coordinator Jun 4. 1 Reply

Hi, my name is Don. Is there anyone local to my city? Don There are a number of Hangar clinic here.Continue

Virtual Support in the Time of COVID-19

Started by Carrie Davis in General May 13. 0 Replies

Please see the attached document about a virtual support group hosted every Tuesday  HCL_Event-Flyer-AmputeeSupportGroup.pdfContinue

bilatbka

Started by Gary Noyes in General. Last reply by Adam Taylor May 25. 1 Reply

started off with pin and latch prosthetics and changed to one way valve socket in November and developed open wound on right stump. How do you know when to add or take off plies ??? any suggestions for getting balance back ???Continue

Effect of exercise on remaining limb

Started by Arthur Bartle in Health and Exercise. Last reply by Sean R. Harrison Apr 28. 1 Reply

I had an above the knee amputation of my left leg due to ischemia and artery disease. During therapy and rehab I was told I was there only to learn to transition from bed to chair, chair to car etc. i was discouraged from "hopping" on the walker…Continue

3D Printer Arms by Ohio State student

Started by Jerry Kellison in General Apr 8. 0 Replies

Howdy everyone....here is a link to check out.  This young man has developed 3D prosthetic arms using a 3D printer. For free. Please check it out. You'll find it very interesting.…Continue

Enjoying the day

Started by Edgar Vasquez in General. Last reply by kathryn cartwright Apr 1. 1 Reply

Hi everyone I hope everyone is having a good day Continue

AK hip osteoporosis - fractures - hip replacement

Started by Jean Gibson in General Feb 21. 0 Replies

After 37 years as an AK amputee I have progressive osteoporosis in my hip on the amputated side.  So far so good but I am at risk of fracture.  I've taken bisphosphonates for 10 years - no further benefit from medication and since my osteop is…Continue

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Gregory r Salter posted a status
"How many Amputees are here in Olympia?"
Wednesday
Gregory r Salter replied to Troy's discussion Bike Riding
"I am a relatively new Amputee. (dec 20 2019) getting used to wheelchair and walker life. I know that for older folks, there are full sized tricycles for adults. wheels the size of road bicycles, could these be a solution for someone here?"
Wednesday
Johsa Smith, Nat'l Coordinator replied to Troy's discussion Bike Riding
"Hi Troy, I happen to know an active bike rider who is also an above knee amputee.  If you are interested in a peer to peer connection please fill out the link…"
Wednesday
 
 
 

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