New BKA and I an scared to death - Infection

Started by Jennifer Green in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation. Last reply by Gary Moody on Friday. 1 Reply

Hi all. I had BKA surgery 2/7/18. After 30 days in the hospital I was released and I'm home recovering now. I am single which makes it much harder. I am still trying to process everything that happened as it happened what seemed like overnight. I…Continue

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My new Prosthetic BKA

Started by Steven Hong in General. Last reply by Allen Winn Mar 3. 10 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

Rehab Rochester NY

Started by Shelley Bierworth in General. Last reply by kathryn cartwright Feb 28. 1 Reply

Hi everyone. My name is Shelley and my dad just had a bka. He us 89 and we are having a hard time getting a rehab facility to take him on. He is considered a "risk" (meaning possible long term) so most places will not consider takimg him. Any…Continue

Phantom Limb Pain Research Study

Started by Russell E McKinney in General. Last reply by Bud Talbot Feb 24. 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

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