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Transferring After BK Amputation

Started by Dave in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation. Last reply by kathryn cartwright 24 minutes ago. 1 Reply

Hi everyone.  I'm posting for my father, David.  He had a stroke years ago, and lost the use of his right arm and leg.  He now has a troublesome wound on his leg is considering RBK amputation.  He cannot move the leg, but he still uses it for a…Continue

Phantim pane

Started by Debra Scripture in General. Last reply by David Marasco Jul 6. 8 Replies

Any one have any good tips on dealing with phantim pain?  Some days it feels worse than when my arm was there.  Some times preasure works and some times it does not.  Please help.Continue

Mechanical versus Microprocessor Knee

Started by Judi Linden in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation. Last reply by Ken Biddle Jul 6. 3 Replies

I have found a prosthetist and I am ready to move forward and rejoin the world of the upright!  I am an AKA, almost four months out.  I was reasonably active before the surgery, which was unplanned, and I hope to return to at least that level of…Continue

Ply Sock Help

Started by David Varner in General. Last reply by Allen Winn Jul 2. 4 Replies

I'm a LBKA and have a pin lock prosthethic.  I do not understand when to add or remove ply socks.  Can someone give me some insight?ThanksContinue

I apologize for the question ADULT CONTENT

Started by Joseph Gallagher in General. Last reply by Deana Carpenter Jun 29. 7 Replies

I have an AKA and a BKA. Again I apologize for this question I have asked other amputees, but have not had any answers. I am married to a wonderful woman who I love dearly and I can not be intimate, with her due to the fact that I am again a BKA and…Continue

Will I ever walk again???

Started by Les Hamilton in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation. Last reply by Sherrie Ott Jun 23. 4 Replies

Hi, I am a RAK amputee. My leg was removed about 4 years ago and I am still struggling with using my prosthetic. I cannot really put my finger on why I am so unwilling to use it. Over the past 4 years, I have been in several PT sessions, amputee…Continue

Showers

Started by Elaine Bright in General. Last reply by Dave emery Jun 22. 12 Replies

How can i take a shower w/leg on? It would be nice to stand & take a shower for once(again).Continue

Falling

Started by Maggie Grinnell in General. Last reply by Pedro Pimenta AMPOWER Manager Jun 19. 4 Replies

I had my RBKA 3 days ago. I was discharged from the hospital yesterday (thankfully) and am now back home. I’m mostly using crutches to get around my house (it’s not too big) and it’s a massive pain. I literally just busted my @$$ because my crutch…Continue

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kathryn cartwright replied to Dave's discussion Transferring After BK Amputation
"I received my first leg 2 months post amputation and that was because of damage to the upper part of my leg due to trauma.  I don't know the details of your father's situation so it could take longer.   The problem with a…"
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Transferring After BK Amputation

Hi everyone.  I'm posting for my father, David.  He had a stroke years ago, and lost the use of his right arm and leg.  He now has a troublesome wound on his leg is considering RBK amputation.  He cannot move the leg, but he still uses it for a…See More
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