Patterns of amputation, prosthesis use, and rehabilitation have changed dramatically during the pandemic, and there’s no guarantee things will ever revert to their pre-COVID baselines.
Multiple investigations have shown sharp increases in diabetes-related amputations since the pandemic began, as individuals either are unable or reluctant to access necessary care.
If you’re living with limb loss, you don’t have to get infected by COVID-19 to be affected by the disease. At least, that’s the hypothesis being tested by a Ph.D. candidate at Syracuse University. Kyle Leister, who is a certified prosthetist as well as a graduate student, is leading a study to determine whether quarantine...
When John Register counsels amputees, he starts with a simple message: You have more worth than you realize. An LBKA since 1994, Register well remembers the difficult process of tearing down his old thought patterns and rebuilding his sense of self-worth after losing his leg. His amputation destroyed his lifelong dream of competing in the Olympics, leaving him without a goal to focus on and no clear definition of what it meant to be successful.
The Amputee Coalition has released the preliminary schedule for 2020 National Conference, and we’re pleased to find a number of familiar faces and themes on the slate. A good number of the sessions will be led by people who’ve appeared recently in Amplitude‘s pages. Several others cover subjects we’re keenly interested in and have written...
When we spoke to Lacey Henderson back on March 19, the Paralympics were still supposedly going to be held on schedule in August 2020. She no longer had a place to train, though—her regular training facility had closed a few days earlier—and all the spring qualifying meets had been called off.
Before the pandemic, most of us didn't have a fully considered hand-washing strategy—or a poorly considered one, for that matter. Most likely you never gave more than a passing thought to the frequency, methods, and materials that would get the job done most effectively.