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Choosing to become an amputee

Started by Donna Adams in Electing to Amputate / Faced with this decision. Last reply by David Eylander Apr 11. 2 Replies

In 2004 I was hit by a drunk driver as I was getting into my car.  To be honest I had no idea that the person that changed my life, was a drunk driver.  I found out that bit of information yesterday, when talking to my daughter, but after countless…Continue

Any right leg amputees ever use a "portable left foot accelerator" for driving?

Started by Arnold Chen in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation. Last reply by Richard victor Apr 7. 34 Replies

I came across this product http://www.plfa.org/ and was wondering if anybody on AE has ever used it. Thanks.Continue

Tags: driving, amputees, leg, right

How do amputees deal with waking up to an emergency?

Started by Malko Izurieta in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation. Last reply by Richard victor Apr 4. 7 Replies

I've been an amputee for the past 5 years and have not figured out a way to ensure that I can don my prosthetics quickly enough to to escape a fire, find cover from an earthquake or respond to an intruder.I live alone and wear an elevated vacuum…Continue

Should know this but I don't!

Started by Gilbert Satterfield in General. Last reply by Richard victor Apr 4. 6 Replies

In 20 years I've had 6 prosthetic legs. My newest leg hurts like I can't explain. I've walked four hours at best on my leg and the pain is out of this world,, I can't deal! We've tried leg socks and cushion,Gel pads you name it we've done it. All…Continue

Aura or Echo seal for BK elevated vacuum system?

Started by william michael leneke jr in Socket fit / comfort / design / function / components. Last reply by drew wattier Mar 30. 1 Reply

Does anyone use, or have experience with Aura or Echo locking seals for use in a BK elevated vacuum system. Because this eliminates the sleeve, I'm thinking it might be a way to eliminate heat/sweat rash issues on my sensitive upper thigh skin…Continue

Tags: vacuum, elevated, Echo, Aura

Casting

Started by Jeff in General. Last reply by Gary Moody Mar 29. 16 Replies

Hello all I am a new left leg below knee amputee and have a question as to what to expect from my casting.1) how long is the casting process2) once the casting is done about how long will it take to receive my prosthesis ?3) I know everyone is…Continue

HIFI sockets above the knee

Started by Dean Metcalf in Socket fit / comfort / design / function / components. Last reply by william michael leneke jr Mar 27. 1 Reply

I just joined Ampower and I am looking for any kind of feedback on this socket I have about a 7 inch stump for a right leg.looking forward to talking about this. I am thinking of trying this socket    Continue

20 months post surgery and still barely able to walk

Started by Marxbro in General. Last reply by drew wattier Mar 8. 10 Replies

Hey. My name is David and I am a right bka and have some real problems that I am desperate to get help with. I had surgery on June 9th, 2015 and now, 20 months later I still can't walk without a walker and even with one the farthest I can go is…Continue

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