First Person: Finding My Voice as an Amputee Advocate

First Person: Finding My Voice as an Amputee Advocate

So often, amputees are hushed into silence. But when you withhold your voice, you’re depriving the world of something precious—the ...
Why Are Some Doctors So Clueless About Limb Loss?

Why Are Some Doctors So Clueless About Limb Loss?

When my doctor told me, "You're doing so much with what you have,” it was meant to be encouraging. But ...

College Scholarship Program for Amputees Is Accepting Applications

College Scholarship Program for Amputees Is Accepting Applications

Know any college-age amputees? The Limb Preservation Foundation’s Extremity Scholarship Program is accepting applications ...

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A Fitting End to My Socket Saga

A Fitting End to My Socket Saga

I heard I was an easy socket fit so many times that I started believing it. Eventually I learned that, ...
2022 Amputee Community Survey: Results Overview

2022 Amputee Community Survey: Results Overview

With more than 650 responses, the 2022 Amputee Community Survey is one of the broadest, most detailed snapshots of amputee ...
Diego Mercado Wants to Break Barriers for Amputee Soldiers

Diego Mercado Wants to Break Barriers for Amputee Soldiers

Diego Mercado, an aspiring Army recruit from San Antonio, wants to be the first American to enter any branch of ...
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What's Being Done to Help Ukrainian War Amputees?

What’s Being Done to Help Ukrainian War Amputees?

Roughly 1,000 amputees are awaiting treatment at a government hospital in Kyiv—and only three prosthetists are on duty. US prosthetists ...
Friendship After Limb Loss Is a Two-Way Street

Friendship After Limb Loss Is a Two-Way Street

Alexandra Boutté felt especially vulnerable in the months after her amputation. But instead of donning emotional armor, she maintained friendships ...
ROMP's Climbing Team Sets Its Sights High

ROMP’s Climbing Team Sets Its Sights High

ROMP’s annual Cotopaxi expedition will include Paralympians, models, social media stars, and other celebrities of the amputee community ...
Amputee Film Maker Sommer Carbuccia Wins Raves for "Mac N Cheese"

Amputee Film Maker Sommer Carbuccia Wins Raves for “Mac N Cheese”

The star of this year’s Easterseals Disability Film Challenge was Sommer Carbuccia, an amputee filmmaker whose comedy Mac & Cheese ...
When It Comes to Prosthesis Covers, One Size Doesn't Fit All

When It Comes to Prosthesis Covers, One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Prosthetic covers need to be flexible enough to fit the occasion, but too many people in the prosthetics industry offer ...
New Partnership Delivers Biocompatible Materials for 3D-printed Prosthetics

New Partnership Delivers Biocompatible Materials for 3D-printed Prosthetics

Two industry players have produced biocompatible 3D-printing materials that are suitable for prosthetic sockets and other devices that require extensive ...
Low-Dose Naltrexone Holds Promise for Relief of Phantom Limb Pain

Low-Dose Naltrexone Holds Promise for Relief of Phantom Limb Pain

A spate of new studies suggest that very small doses of naltrexone can alleviate phantom limb pain and other forms of ...
VA Ramps Up Osseointegration Program for Amputee Veterans

VA Ramps Up Osseointegration Program for Amputee Veterans

Beginning this year, the VA is offering osseointegration surgery and rehabilitation to all amputee veterans. Are you a good candidate ...


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