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Unpacking the Myths About 3D-Printed Prosthetics

Unpacking the Myths About 3D-Printed Prosthetics

3D printing equips the industry to churn out custom devices—designed and built to fit individual amputees—at vastly greater speed and volume than traditional production methods ...
How I Became an Amputee Wheelchair Champion

How I Became an Amputee Wheelchair Champion

For amputees, adapting to life in a wheelchair life is quite different than adapting to life on prosthetic legs. Here's how I made a smooth transition and set new goals ...
Amputees and Sleep: Fighting World War Zzzzzzzz

Amputees and Sleep: Fighting World War Zzzzzzzz

How can amputees get better sleep? The lack of solid research leaves everyone in the dark. We don't have a detailed, scientifically validated understanding of how limb loss interferes with sleep ...
Amputee Dating: The Single Life on a Single Leg

Amputee Dating: The Single Life on a Single Leg

My love life got more complicated when I became an amputee. But one thing didn’t change: Dating is still hell. Here's what I've learned about amputee dating ...
USA Soccer Kicks It Up A Notch

USA Soccer Kicks It Up A Notch

Amputee Athletes Rediscover Their Joy and Passion on the Field ...
Celebrating A Special Friendship

Celebrating A Special Friendship

Animals Help Amputees Through the Difficult Times By Rick Bowers When Karolyn Smith saw a Facebook post in 2014 about two abandoned kittens, including one who had a partial amputation of its right hind leg, the longtime animal lover took notice ...
Choosing Between Upper-Limb Prostheses

Choosing Between Upper-Limb Prostheses

POINT By Bob Radocy It’s time to add a dose of reality to the upper-limb (UL) prosthesis prescription. When deciding which type of prosthesis to purchase, one factor that must be contemplated is the cost-benefit ratio of the device. In ...
Getting Back In The Game

Getting Back In The Game

Amputees Confront the Causes of Their Limb Loss By Élan young Losing a limb, particularly from trauma, can be such a painful experience that the activity that led to the amputation can forever be a difficult reminder, if not a ...
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