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


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 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

AKA BKA Gym Workout

Started by Joseph Hutton in General. Last reply by Robert Rodriguez on Thursday. 3 Replies

Good Morning- I have a question about working out at the gym. My wife is an above the knee and below the knee amputee and would really like to workout but we are not sure which exercises to do. We tried going to the gym this weekend but it did not…Continue

Irritation / Dry Skin

Started by Mike Earls in General. Last reply by Gary Moody Jan 22. 2 Replies

RBKA in December 2018. Received prosthesis in June using Encore V liners and supplied with Knit-Rite shrinkers. When I remove the liner, the perspiration isn’t excessive and the leg quickly dries to the touch. However, the skin is red. Of greater…Continue

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