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The Importance of Amputee Patient Advocacy & Support

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There are many prosthetic companies ready to fabricate and sell prostheses to amputees. However, at Innovative Prosthetics, we believe it’s the people that make the major difference in an amputee’s recovery and continued quality of life improvement. That’s why Innovative Prosthetics is diligent in our efforts to cultivate a caring network of personal and professional… Read more »

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The Different Kinds of Prosthetic Leg Knees and Types of Prosthetic Foot Positions

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There are all types of prosthetics, and humans have been creating and using them for a long time. The first found example of a lower-limb prosthesis is a big toe from Ancient Egypt, circa 1000 BCE. That may sound strange, but the big toe is essential for walking and was necessary to wear the type… Read more »

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Common Questions About Prosthetics

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As a pre-operative amputee patient or recent amputee, there are many questions about what comes next. Recent amputees often have many questions about prosthetics. Today, we wanted to address some of the more common questions about prosthetics and provide some insight on the road ahead for lower limb amputees. One of the first topics that… Read more »

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Managing Phantom Limb Pain

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Phantom limb pain is a common condition for amputees. This is where you feel pain sensations in the part of your limb that is no longer there. An estimated 80% of amputees experience phantom limb sensations and phantom limb pain. If you’re experiencing phantom limb pain, it’s important to talk to your physician about treatments… Read more »

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Does Insurance Cover Prosthesis Costs?

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A common question you may have is whether your insurance will pay for your new prosthesis. This ultimately comes down to your individual insurance plan. However, there are several different ways health insurance companies approach coverage for prosthetic devices. The good news is that many health insurance plans do cover prostheses in some way. However,… Read more »

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Prosthetic Fit: When You Need Re-Fitting

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Prosthetic devices involve a socket, which is the component of the prosthesis that fits against your residual limb. This part of your prosthesis should fit properly for optimal health and mobility. Your prosthetic socket should be snug, but not too tight, to help keep your prosthesis on properly and limit instability. If you have noticed… Read more »

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Handling Sweat While Wearing Your Prosthesis

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Have you noticed sweat building up inside your prosthetic liner? Most prosthetic liners today are made of silicone gel. While this is great for suspension and absorbing forces, it can also make sweating particularly difficult to deal with. However, managing sweat is vital for your health and comfort. There are several tips for keeping sweat at… Read more »

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Tips for Traveling with Your Prosthetic Device

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Are you getting ready to take a trip? You’ve got your tickets and are ready to pack your bags, but what about traveling with your prosthesis? You may be curious if you need to take any additional steps when planning a trip with your prosthesis. From packing to flying, there are several tips that may… Read more »

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Staying Active During Coronavirus

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  Maintaining an active lifestyle when forced indoors can be a challenge. However, staying fit is essential for a healthy mind and body. Just 30 minutes of aerobic activity a day can lead to a longer life. If 30 minutes at one time is too much, break things up into smaller time blocks—(2)-15 min activities… Read more »

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COVID-19—What amputees need to know

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  We know many of you are trying to understand what COVID-19 means for you as an amputee. Though the information available on this pandemic changes daily, we want to do our part to ensure your health and well-being by providing resources to help you better understand it. As an amputee, am I at risk?… Read more »

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