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Osseointegration: Trials and Tradeoffs

Osseointegration: Trials and Tradeoffs

Most amputees who are considering osseointegration surgery face the kinds of hard choices and complications that confronted Cindy Asch Martin ...
Colton Carlson Hates Shortcuts

Colton Carlson Hates Shortcuts

Carlson atop Aconcagua in 2015 Barely two years after losing both legs to an IED in Afghanistan, Colton Carlson made ...

Caitlin Conner Rocks the Rex Factor

Caitlin Conner Rocks the Rex Factor

The surgical scar from Caitlin Conner's amputation reminded her of a row of monstrous teeth. She called the limb "Rex," ...
New Day Dawning for Smart Prosthetics

New Day Dawning for Smart Prosthetics

Prosthetics are converging with advances in artificial intelligence, cognitive computing, and RFID signaling to produce a new class of limbs ...
Worthy Causes: Forrest Stump

Worthy Causes: Forrest Stump

An amputee since age 10 (cancer), Nicole Ver Kuilen became an activist in her mid-20s when she biked, ran, and ...
Cotopaxi by Proxy

Cotopaxi by Proxy

The pandemic made it impractical for ROMP to travel to Ecuador for its annual fundraising ascent of Cotopaxi. But ROMP's ...

Osseointegration: A Surgeon's Perspective

Osseointegration: A Surgeon’s Perspective

Dr. Jason Stoneback calls osseointegration (OI) a “game-changer” for amputees. He also knows that successful outcomes can’t be assumed. They ...
Giving Thanks for What the River Allows

Giving Thanks for What the River Allows

While listening to Nate Denofre recount his epic canoe trip down the Mississippi River, we detected an undercurrent of symbolism ...
prosthetic legs discarded in a pile

Worthy Causes: Penta Prosthetics

Penta Prosthetics taps surplus capacity to fill an unmet need by repurposing discarded U.S. prostheses and distributing them to amputees ...
The Future of Amputee Support Groups Is Virtual

The Future of Amputee Support Groups Is Virtual

By using technology to create a welcoming atmosphere for amputees during the pandemic, Leslie Green has helped rewrite the rules ...

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