AK Amputation Options 

Thursday, December 03, 2009 11:04:11 AM
Knee Disarticulation Vs. Above Knee Amputation. When a surgeon decides what amputation level a patient should become there are many physiological considerations. If a surgeon determines that those considerations allow a choice between a transfemoral ... read more
 

Transcarpal Pros & Cons 

Thursday, December 03, 2009 11:02:21 AM
Transcarpal Amputation:  Overcoming Surprising Disadvantages The human hand is composed of the wrist bones (carpals), the mid hand bones (metacarpals), and the fingers (phalanges).  Transcarpal amputation is hand amputation... read more
 

Prosthetic Fashion Statement 

Thursday, December 03, 2009 9:17:19 AM
With prosthetics and amputees taking on a greater presence in the media, many amputees are feeling more comfortable in the public eye.  With this sense of comfort, some prosthetic users are even rethinking the objective of ‘fitting in’, opting... read more
 

Stubbies 

Thursday, December 03, 2009 9:03:23 AM
The Use of Stubbies for Bilateral Above Knee Amputees Bilateral above knee amputees are faced with a unique challenge in that they must overcome the loss of both knees and both feet. This poses a... read more
 

Above Knee Donning 

Thursday, December 03, 2009 7:53:32 AM
‘Donning’ a prosthesis refers to the application of a prosthetic device to the user’s body.  ‘Doffing’ a prosthesis is the act of removing the prosthetic device.  There are several ways for an amputee to put on a prosthesis, depending on ... read more
 

BK Suspension Systems 

Thursday, December 03, 2009 7:47:33 AM
Prosthetic socks can belong to one of three very general design categories.  In Patellar Tendon Bearing (PTB) sockets, very specific areas of the residual limb bear the majority of the weight bearing pressure.  Pressure here is usually... read more
 

Functional Envelopes (Myoelectric vs Body Powered Arm... 

Thursday, December 03, 2009 7:45:21 AM
The functional envelope for an upper extremity (arm) prosthesis is the area in which a prosthetic user can operate the prosthesis.  The functional envelope can be limited for various reasons, most commonly either the user's anatomy or innate... read more
 

Lower Limb Cosmetic Covers 

Thursday, December 03, 2009 7:41:00 AM
A prosthetic cosmetic cover is a cover applied over the endoskeletal structure of a prosthesis.  The term ‘cosmetic cover’ is misleading, as a cover can provide a very functional role:  protecting the inner prosthetic components from... read more
 

Post-op Prosthetic Care Options 

Thursday, December 03, 2009 7:38:22 AM
There are a number of options for early post-operative care for amputees, depending on the medical provider preferences, the amputee’s unique medical condition, and other factors, such as insurance coverage.  Here is a breakdown of the most... read more
 

Prosthetic Feet 

Thursday, December 03, 2009 7:36:31 AM
A prosthetic foot is one of many components incorporated into a below or above knee prosthetic limb. ... read more
 
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