October 2022

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Trying to learn how to Live and Walk again

Started by Dustin Bryant in Overcoming challenges of lower extremity amputation. Last reply by Joseph Cecala Jun 8. 2 Replies

Hello all you amazing people here. I am trying how to learn how to use this platform. I have been an amputee since 2017 and I am just barely starting to walk. This is not easy in any way. While I was grieving of losing my leg when I used to be so…Continue

Amputee Coalition's Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness month webinars

Started by Johsa Smith, Nat'l Coordinator in General Apr 1. 0 Replies

Today starts Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness month!!!The Amputee Coalition’s new educational webinars and virtual events will kick off this month and will cover topics such as advocacy, peer support, the National Limb Loss Resource Center,…Continue

Dealing with summer heat

Started by JAMES L SHAW in General. Last reply by JAMES L SHAW Mar 28. 2 Replies

This will be my first summer with my above the knee amputation and wondering how you deal with the heat on the socket and ways to keep it comfortable for Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated Continue

Right leg below knee amputation

Started by Lisa in General. Last reply by Greg Jamison Sep 12. 8 Replies

Hello.I am new here and my doctors are in the process of discussing a below the knee amputation of my right leg. I was wondering if I can receive any and all feedback from others who have had this done. I am 33 years old for reference.What was your…Continue

Rehab question

Started by Melissa Parmentier in General. Last reply by Jerry Kellison Jul 2. 6 Replies

I recently had a btk amputation on my right leg. We are in the process of getting my first prosthesis in a few weeks and they had recommended inpatient rehab for about a week after the leg is ready. They said to teach me how to use it. Is this…Continue

Liner trouble

Started by Darrell Gene Menapace in General. Last reply by Darrell Gene Menapace Dec 28, 2021. 2 Replies

Hello Everyone,First of All, like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.I have some issues with my liners especially the left one. It seems like it wants to slide down and does rotate outward as well then really toe out.   Do sweat but it not always a…Continue

Insurance Denial

Started by Gerald Rempe in General. Last reply by kathryn cartwright Dec 23, 2021. 1 Reply

Has anyone ever been denied by the insurance company for a new prosthesis?Continue

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