Q: How Many Amputees Never Get Seen By a Prosthetist?

Q: How Many Amputees Never Get Seen By a Prosthetist?

According to a new study, a shockingly high percentage of amputees never see a prosthetist. Your age, sex, and overall ...
Hot Amputee Summer: How to Survive Sweaty Season

Hot Amputee Summer: How to Survive Sweaty Season

As a Florida resident, Alexandra Boutté spends about nine months a year battling every leg amputee’s warm-weather enemy: sweat. Keeping ...

Amputee Newsmakers: June 10-16, 2021

Amputee Newsmakers: June 10-16, 2021

Heartless insurers of the week: Sanford Health and the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System. Their one-leg-per-lifetime policy leaves North ...

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A Better Way to Amputate

A Better Way to Amputate

Amputation surgery that preserves agonist-antagonist myoneural interfaces (AMIs) can increase amputees’ ability to control prosthetic devices while decreasing their phantom ...
A Winning Book About Loss

A Winning Book About Loss

Christa Couture's book isn’t only about limb loss, but it will resonate with anyone who’s lost a limb, as Couture ...
Mission Gait Raises the Bar on PT

Mission Gait Raises the Bar on PT

Mission Gait aims to equip PTs with the clinical expertise they need to offer effective physical therapy for amputees and ...


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John Register: The Distance From Silver to Gold

John Register: The Distance From Silver to Gold

In this era of specialized prosthetic technology, mismatches between amputee and device are common. Even Paralympians aren’t immune, as silver ...
Why the Paralympics Matter to All Amputees

Why the Paralympics Matter to All Amputees

The Tokyo Paralympics are part of a larger, more important story: the normalization of limb difference and the changing cultural ...
Down Time: How COVID Affected Paralympic Athletes

Down Time: How COVID Affected Paralympic Athletes

Paralympic athletes are used to making adaptions, and the pandemic was no different. Some even used the down time to ...
US Paralympic Trials: Six Amputee Athletes to Know

US Paralympic Trials: Six Amputee Athletes to Know

These six amputee athletes have a lot at stake during this week’s US Paralympic Trials. They're not well known yet—but ...
Four Last-Minute Travel Ideas for Amputees

Four Last-Minute Travel Ideas for Amputees

we scouted out some easy-access travel opportunities that offer a change of scenery, the chance to meet other amputees, and ...
Tammy Duckworth Keeps Amputees on the Agenda

Tammy Duckworth Keeps Amputees on the Agenda

Tammy Duckworth's Triple A Study Act could help tear down barriers to prosthetic care. But even with strong bipartisan support, ...
Amputee Newsmakers: June 3-9, 2021

Amputee Newsmakers: June 3-9, 2021

An above-knee amputee opens a new chapter in the Guinness Book of World Records, an obscure reptile spurs theories of ...
A New Amputee Gets His Show Back on the Road

A New Amputee Gets His Show Back on the Road

When Darryl Johnson took his first vacation since becoming an amputee, something unexpected happened: Life started to feel pretty normal ...


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