Started by Deborah Smith in General. Last reply by Allen Winn Apr 14. 2 Replies

I'm very new to using a below the knee prosthetic. My question is about socks. I don't know when to add them in the morning. But, how can I tell in the afternoon?Continue

I don't know where to start.

Started by Jamie Hollenbeck in Electing to Amputate / Faced with this decision. Last reply by Ken Biddle Apr 9. 14 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

Left hand gloves

Started by Greg Bennin in General. Last reply by Benjamin Richard Hull Apr 6. 1 Reply

I ski and have several left hand gloves i dont use. Ones hestra leather size 10. Anyone want them and willing to pay shipping maybe exchange? Worth at least 100. - greg in utah

Does anyone know of any Grants for adaptive sports equipment

Started by Joseph Gallagher in General. Last reply by Joseph Gallagher Apr 4. 2 Replies

  Hello everyone I am as the title says looking for a grant or grants so I can acquire adaptive spots equipment. Specifically a sled hockey sled and a hand bike. It's kinda funny it took me three years of searching to find a sled hockey team and a…Continue

New BKA and I an scared to death - Infection

Started by Jennifer Green in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation. Last reply by Joseph Gallagher Mar 23. 2 Replies

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

Tags: NC, Charlotte, BKA, new, infection

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

Latest Activity

Paul Aman posted a blog post

i-limb revolution by touch bionics

I've had the i-limb revolution left hand by touch bionics (now owned by Ossur) for 8 or so months now. While I enjoy the increase functionality over my last ottobock hand, the one thing that has been extremely annoying has been the battery life, or…See More
Maggie Grinnell commented on Jenny Morgan's photo


"This is what my amputation will be. A RBKA."
Maggie Grinnell updated their profile
Maggie Grinnell and chris are now friends


AMPOWER community is a free resource for individuals to connect and discuss a variety of topics related to the life of amputees.

Take the AMPOWER Survey

What do YOU think about AMPOWER?

Take our short survey and let us know!




Blog Posts

i-limb revolution by touch bionics

Posted by Paul Aman on April 20, 2018 at 12:11pm 0 Comments

Martin bionics

Posted by Kathryn Smith on April 12, 2018 at 11:19pm 0 Comments

Let’s talk Neuroma

Posted by Jordan Diggs on March 5, 2018 at 3:51am 1 Comment



© 2018   Created by AMPOWER.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service