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Club foot, Deciding whether or not to Amputate

Started by Kaitlin Rubel in Electing to Amputate / Faced with this decision. Last reply by Kaitlin Rubel on Wednesday. 13 Replies

Hello all! I recently became a member to this site and this is my first post. I was born with a very severe congenital club foot, and have spent my entire life in excruciating pain. I have had four reconstructive surgeries on my club foot (left…Continue

Life without a limp...is it possible?

Started by Kaitlin Rubel in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation. Last reply by Kaitlin Rubel on Wednesday. 14 Replies

I have lived my entire life in excruciating pain and cannot remember one day where I didn't walk with a very prominent limp. I haven't had my amputation yet, but it's looking like I'm going to have a left BKA within the next 6 months. Is it possible…Continue

How long did it take?

Started by James George in General. Last reply by James George on Monday. 10 Replies

I have a question for everyone. How long did it take to get your prosthetic after your amputation?Continue

Jobs for hand amputee

Started by Ken in Overcoming challenges of upper extremity amputation. Last reply by Wolf Schweitzer on Monday. 7 Replies

I used to be a waiter/ cashier before my hand amputation, and now I have been jobless for a year. All entry level jobs basically require you to handle cash, carry heavy things, or type fast. Recently I got my bionic arm, and I'm planning to apply…Continue

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