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Driving as an Amputee

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If you have experienced limb loss, you can still retain your independence through driving. Driving as an amputee, like many day-to-day activities, can be done with modification. Modifications are available for almost any vehicle, but the types of vehicles and modifications appropriate for each driver are based entirely on your individual needs and preferences. In… Read more »

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Step By Step: Our Unique Patient Approach

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Consultation You will have a consultation with your personal PCC (Patient Care Coordinator), where you will begin a relationship with Innovative Prosthetics. They will tell you all there is to know about our company and answer any questions you may have. We will gather clinical and personal background information from you. This includes your address,… Read more »

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The 4 Parts of a Prosthesis

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Are you preparing for your first prosthesis? Get to know the various components of a prosthetic leg to better understand how your leg will function as a whole.   The Limb The largest part of the prosthesis is the leg itself, made from a model based on your residual limb and the rest of your… Read more »

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Preventing Contractures

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by Nicholas LaRaia, PT, DPT, NCSinMotion—Volume 21, Issue 3 May/June 2011   The most important point in any discussion of contractures is that prevention works best. However, if a contracture does develop, there are many approaches to treatment. The best results are usually obtained through a combination of approaches, but one of the most important… Read more »

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Preparing for a Prosthesis: What are Shrinkers?

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  The sutures or staples have come out, and the surgical wound has healed. Now you can begin to prepare your residual limb for a prosthesis. So what’s the next step? Shrinkers! Shrinkers are often elastic, nylon-like socks that cover the residual limb helping to control swelling, promote healing and assist in reshaping the leg.  Available… Read more »

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Taking Care of Your Residual Limb

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  Post-surgery, you will be taught how to properly care for your residual limb. This is the part of your limb that remains after amputation. Proper residual limb care and prosthetic device maintenance are essential to your health and mobility. Without it, you risk the limb’s skin becoming rough, scaly, and infected. Follow our tips… Read more »

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Amputee Support Groups

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    We believe that support is the key to a successful journey with your new life as an amputee. While amputation is a life-changing event, it is not a life-ending event. You will be able to get back to your normal life, you just might change in the way you do things. Losing a… Read more »

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Everything You Need to Know About Shrinkers

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Once your surgical wound has healed, the journey begins to prepare your residual limb for a prosthesis. Today we’re talking all about prosthetic shrinkers, which play a huge role in getting you ready for your prosthesis. Read for more information about shrinkers and their purpose, application, wearing schedule, and maintenance.  What are shrinkers? Prosthetic shrinkers… Read more »

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Positioning Your Limb After Surgery

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After a leg amputation, it is very important to keep your residual limb positioned correctly to prevent complications such as muscle contractures, to maintain a full range of motion in your remaining joints, and to promote healthy blood circulation. There are two recommended positions post-surgery: straight and elevated. As a general guideline, your residual limb should never… Read more »

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Seven Foot Care Tips

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In some cases, amputation is preventable. If you have diabetes or you are easily prone to infection, proper foot care can make all the difference. Check out these tips on caring for your feet.  Inspect your feet every day, and seek care early if you do get a foot injury. Make sure your health care… Read more »

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