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BKA AKA Amputee, looking for a new mattress

Started by Joseph Hutton in General. Last reply by Benjamin Richard Hull yesterday. 1 Reply

Good Afternoon- My wife is a BKA/AKA and we are searching for a new mattress. I was wondering if anyone who is in a similar position has any input on mattress that might offer more support in the right areas, or  is it all the same. For reference-…Continue

Allergic to liner

Started by Cheryl in "How do I know I'm getting quality prosthetic care?". Last reply by Gary Moody 2 hours ago. 4 Replies

Has anyone been allergic to their Liner?I had a Bka in July 2018.I have had my first prosthetic leg for a few weeks.....every time I wear it I get a rash and hives. I take Benadryl and it helps some.I will tell Them at my next appointment. I just…Continue

Tibia plateau fracture

Started by derrick stone in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation. Last reply by derrick stone Dec 2. 2 Replies

I am new here.I fell badly on oct 23 2018. I found a slick spot while outside while it was raining and sleeting.I landed wrong on my prosthetic. I am a rbk. I sheared the plateau of the tibia, it also suffered some crushing. The tibia had a vertical…Continue

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sweat/dampness

Started by drew wattier in General. Last reply by drew wattier Dec 2. 4 Replies

I posted this statement yesterday, but I am posting on the main page for anyone that may have some insight.  My biggest issue is the sweat or dampness on my prosthetic half leg.  I am a above knee amputee, and I forced to take my leg off 2-5 times a…Continue

old prosthesis

Started by darlene kuhn in General. Last reply by Benjamin Richard Hull Nov 17. 4 Replies

So i have been an above knee amputee for seventeen years now. And in that time i have accumulated a collection of my used legs. Like four or five of them, one being a c leg. I am curious what everyone does with their old devices. I would like to…Continue

Ampower event for upper body amputees in Charlotte N.C.

Started by Lisa Williams in General Oct 25. 0 Replies

Anyone from Atlanta going to this event?Continue

i have a question about marijuana use for pain management does it work for you or not?

Started by craig scott in General. Last reply by craig scott Oct 21. 2 Replies

long title I know. My mind is all over the place with this issue. im a bka since july 2015 . was prescribed the usual cocktail ; gabapentin, warfarin (blood clotting), and oxy's. since im a recovering drug addict I don't take the oxys any more. ive…Continue

Össur Pro-flex XC - Anyone using this foot?

Started by Steve Mestdagh in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation Oct 14. 0 Replies

Anyone using this foot? I love it w/ my new prosthesis but I've been breaking this foot about 2-3 times/ year. Össur covers it since it's under warranty but it's a real hassle. I'm active but my Vari-Flex took years for delamination to become a…Continue

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Gary Moody replied to Cheryl's discussion Allergic to liner
"I had a rash that I think was fungal.  I just bought some foot spray and used it on my stump and the rash went away in two days.  You might want to try it."
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Benjamin Richard Hull replied to Joseph Hutton's discussion BKA AKA Amputee, looking for a new mattress
"For me, the important thing is that the bed be a height that leaves my hips bent at approximately ninety degrees, feet on floor.  LuckBen"
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