Phantom Limb Pain Research Study

Started by Russell E McKinney in General. Last reply by Bud Talbot yesterday. 18 Replies

Hello Amp Community,My name is Russell McKinney and I am a third-year PhD candidate at Grand Canyon University. I have been a RBK since 2014. I am focusing my dissertation study on phantom limb pain. This study will begin in early 2018 and I am in…Continue

What to expect

Started by Greg Berger in General. Last reply by Erin Habig Feb 13. 5 Replies

I am having my right arm amputated below the elbow on 10/27.  Just wondering what to expect.  I am getting kind on nervous. GregContinue

Having problems with my stump..

Started by Victoria Franciscus in General Feb 13. 0 Replies

I have a amputee below the knee and I had it since 2011.. I had a bad foot and I got an ulcer on the bottom of my heel and it wasn't healing and I ended up having a bone disease and it was going thru my blood stream.. I've been having a problem it's…Continue

Important lobbying effort: Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Improvements Act of 2012

Started by Carrie Davis Resource Mgr in Insurance issue. Last reply by Erin Habig Feb 13. 16 Replies

Hello fellow members, We’d like to pass along an important message from the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) to our US Members.  The Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Improvements Act of 2012 was recently…Continue

Rash on stump

Started by David Charles Hazen in General. Last reply by Scott P Leslie Feb 10. 12 Replies

I am up to wearing my prosthetic about 7 plus hours per day. I have a gell suction liner. At the end of the day I always have a slight rash. Is this normal? Any creams that help? I don't like using chemicals or anything unnatural.Continue

Heel height adjustable foot

Started by kathryn cartwright in Socket fit / comfort / design / function / components. Last reply by kathryn cartwright Feb 7. 3 Replies

Oh my goodness.  Trying out a Runway foot for the first time.  After 7 years I can finally wear all my shoes comfortably without spending forever adjusting the foot or using heel wedges or just powering through the "ankle" being at the wrong angle.…Continue

I don't know where to start.

Started by Jamie Hollenbeck in Electing to Amputate / Faced with this decision. Last reply by kathryn cartwright Feb 7. 11 Replies

Hello Everyone! I'm Jamie. I'm 29, and I've decided that I'm going to pursue having an elective amputation. I just don't know where to start. I'll give you a synapse as to what is going on and why I've made the decision: OK So..... About 9 years ago…Continue

My new Prosthetic BKA

Started by Steven Hong in General. Last reply by Gary Moody Feb 7. 9 Replies

For the first time when I put on my new leg it fit like a glove.  Been testing it out and finding my limits on how long I can wear.  So far so good, been wearing it everyday for 7-10.  I go for a follow-up this coming Tuesday.  Have to get some…Continue

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Bud Talbot replied to Russell E McKinney's discussion Phantom Limb Pain Research Study
"  Hi Russell I'm a Upper extremity- below elbow amputee, (50 yrs) be glad to participate in your study"
Russell E McKinney replied to Russell E McKinney's discussion Phantom Limb Pain Research Study
"Hello everyone! I really appreciated everyone's interest in my study and I need to ask a favor. If you would be kind enough to send me your email to All email will be held strictly confidential and not shared. I am…"
Tia Flenyol posted a status
"Hi my name is Tia and I’m a BK amputee. I want to become a peer educator"


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