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 »
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 »
Limb loss is both a physical and emotional adjustment. Amputation is a life changing event, but not a life ending event. You will be able to get back to your normal life, just might change in the way you do things. Limb loss may change your emotions for a time, but you will come back… Read more »
Losing a limb is a life changing event – and while it is never easy, it does not mean you have to lose your independence. To help you recover smoothly, Innovative Prosthetics utilizes the entire healthcare team to develop a personalized plan specific to each patient’s needs. We believe in a team-oriented approach to ensure… Read more »
The Problem What is Phantom Pain? Understanding it will help you better prepare for any symptoms or support your loved ones on their post-amputation journey. Phantom pain is a term used to describe sensations felt by amputees, which may include: burning, tingling, itching, cramping, “pins-and-needles” sensation, stabbing pain, pressure or limb feeling swollen. These… Read more »
The process of physical rehabilitation with a prosthesis or limb loss is often described as having seven phases. While certain phases include standardized milestones, not everyone has the same milestones or goes through the same phases. For example, individuals who lose a limb due to an accident usually do not have a pre-operative phase… Read more »
Innovative Prosthetics is hosting a CEU Course (Credits Pending) this month! It’s an interactive course designed to educate and benefit PT’s and OT’s working with lower limb amputees in every environment. WHEN September 15,2017 Registration 8:00am – 9:00am Course: 9:00am – 5:00pm WHERE La Cima Club 5215 N. O’Connor Road, Ste 2600, Irving Tx… Read more »
From customized support plans to specially developed prosthetic devices, there’s nothing we won’t do for our patients. Check out our feature on My Southlake News about our business, our patients, and our innovative approach to the prosthetic industry. Check it out here!
Mayor Hill of Southlake proclaimed April 2017 as National Limb Loss Awareness Month. Help us celebrate, educate and spread the word about limb loss by sharing your story and shining a light on the real-life issues and accomplishments of the limb loss community. Want to turn up the volume? Use Amputee Coalition’s Amplify Toolkit to… Read more »
Össur is putting on a clinic here in Dallas to improve speed, balance and mobility. We highly recommend our patients check out this great clinic on March, 25. Learn more about it by clicking HERE!