November 2017

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Phantom Limb Pain Research Study

Started by Russell E McKinney in General. Last reply by Beth Steiber on Tuesday. 4 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

Over the counter?

Started by Michael Rose in Pain Management / Phantom Pain. Last reply by David Charles Hazen on Sunday. 24 Replies

Does anybody know of any non-prescription painmedication that works for phantom pain? I'mtrying to avoid the habit forming stuff.Continue

Content Expert

Started by Russell E McKinney in Pain Management / Phantom Pain Nov 16. 0 Replies

Hello everyone, I am in search for a content expert to help with my phantom limb pain research study for my dissertation. Must live in the U.S. and have a doctorate degree. If anyone knows someone in the pain management profession please let me…Continue

20 Y.O. Amputee Made Fun of By Medical Employee in ICE Detention Center

Started by Ryan Elias in Amputees in the news Nov 14. 0 Replies

Take a look at this article in the Huffington Post (dated 11/13/2017). While the article singles out the Trump Administration for its treatment of DACA recipients, I feel the biggest takeaway is the medical employee's condescending and dismissive…Continue

Hit a wall with Prostitist

Started by Scott Dieltz in "How do I know I'm getting quality prosthetic care?" Nov 13. 0 Replies

As my level of activity has increased, my muscles don't have enough room inside my socket to flex while walking without pain. I have been asking for an adjustable socket for atleast a year now. Now there is a new option offered by Martin Bionics. I…Continue


Started by Tim Rogers in General. Last reply by Gary Moody Nov 13. 1 Reply

Well I start therapy with Hanger Clinic next week and they are saying if things go as planed I should be walking in 5 weeks

What to expect

Started by Greg Berger in General. Last reply by Greg Berger Nov 7. 4 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

10 day old RBKA prothestic wearer

Started by Joe D'Antonio in General. Last reply by Joe D'Antonio Nov 4. 4 Replies

It takes me about an hour or more getting ready for work since I received my temp prosthetic. I'm trying socks and paddding in the right places before I can get to a point every day that I can tolerate weight bearing.Can anyone tell me how long it…Continue

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Matt added a discussion to the group Rock Climbing/mountaineering

Socket Question

I am going for the BIG 7 and need to know what type of socket design to go with. I am a RBK currently have suction and active vacuum. This is the first time i will be exposing my prosthesis to the harsh elements  of the BIG 7 including Everist. Any…See More
Matt joined Victoria Spashett's group

Rock Climbing/mountaineering

I wear a RBK prosthesis and really enjoy rock climbing - I'd love to connect with others who climb and hear your views on prostheses for climbing.


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