Limb Loss and the Supreme Court

Limb Loss and the Supreme Court

When did the Supreme Court last consider limb loss in any substantive way? Here are some recent cases involving limb ...
Amputees Can Control This Bionic Arm With Their Thoughts

Amputees Can Control This Bionic Arm With Their Thoughts

Biomedical engineers at the University of Minnesota may have grabbed the bionic brass ring: a smart prosthetic arm that amputees ...

GAO to Study Healthcare Access for Amputees and People With Disabilities

GAO to Study Healthcare Access for Amputees and People With Disabilities

A group of lawmakers led by U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth directed the GAO to initiate a comprehensive study into the ...

LIVING WITH AMPLITUDE

Summer Events for Amputees in 2022

Summer Events for Amputees in 2022

Amputee events are reverting from virtual to actual in 2022, bringing us out of hibernation and back into face-to-face contact ...
Spotlight on Books

Spotlight on Books

Without Any Warning is a memoir by amputee advocate and model Stefanie Schaffer. The author was 22 years old when ...
From the Editor: Known Unknowns

From the Editor: Known Unknowns

Having never experienced limb loss myself, I routinely stumble over my own limitations on the subject. I’m constantly chipping away at ...
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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE

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 ...
Amputee Data Dive #3: Limb Loss and Sex / Gender

Amputee Data Dive #3: Limb Loss and Sex / Gender

Which amputees feel most supported by their prosthetists: men or women? Who reports the most pain? This week's amputee survey ...
Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail on a Prosthetic Leg

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail on a Prosthetic Leg

The Pacific Crest Trail is a daunting challenge, but the degree of difficulty goes way up when you’re hiking it ...


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