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Getting limb softened up and less vicelike after surgery

Started by Lauren Palermo in General. Last reply by Julie Bishop 12 hours ago. 1 Reply

I am an AKA due to synovial sarcoma....had my amputation 1 1/2 years ago and recently 4 weeks ago had a revision of the limb due to a fall that happen shortly after the original amp and had displaced the muscle on the tip.  Since the first surgery I…Continue

Books for young children

Started by Jennifer Cosgrove in Amputee resources yesterday. 0 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

Tags: Children

Snow!

Started by Katy Sullivan Resource Support in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation. Last reply by Gary Moody on Thursday. 8 Replies

I am living in Chicago for a few months (I'm from LA) and I am wondering if anyone has great ideas for walking around in the ice and snow. Shoes that work well? Other ideas besides staying indoors!Continue

Tags: snow, Ice

Showers

Started by Elaine Bright in General. Last reply by Joseph Gallagher on Tuesday. 8 Replies

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

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