How long did it take you to learn to walk?

Started by Kathy Hammersley in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation. Last reply by Tom Standerford yesterday. 4 Replies

Hi! I'm an AK amputee in May 2014. I was in rehab until August, 2014 when I went home and back to work. I have my leg, and do PT 3x per week. I still walk with a walker, and not that long of distances. I'm anxious to get back to my "normal," so am…Continue

Books for young children

Started by Jennifer Cosgrove in Amputee resources. Last reply by Carrie Davis Resource Mgr yesterday. 2 Replies

Our almost 2-year-old daughter is scheduled to have a double amputation in January due to the fact that she is missing both tibia bones in her lower legs. Can anyone recommend any books geared towards children about being/knowing an amputee? Thank…Continue

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Started by BRIAN RICHEY in Pain Management / Phantom Pain. Last reply by Patricia p. Peele on Tuesday. 10 Replies

being an AK for 5 yrs now ive been thru just about everything ive read on here plus some.  ive suffered thru the phantom pains and still do. what alot of people are describing as pp is actually neuromas.  they are very painful and it takes an mri to…Continue

Neurostimulation for phantom pain

Started by Patricia p. Peele in Pain Management / Phantom Pain. Last reply by Patricia p. Peele on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Has anyone tried this for phantom pain. The brand name is Medtronic. It involves an implanted device similar to a pacemaker that blocks pain. It has been recommended by orthopedic surgeon and pain management doctor. I am a RBKA due to trauma and…Continue

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