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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 Dakota resident Jason Hunter to layer on 32 socks every time he uses his prosthesis. That’s what it takes to get something even remotely close to a decent fit with his current socket. A left...

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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 have to be earned. As one of the few OI surgeons in the United States, Stoneback has seen first-hand the procedure’s potential to transform amputees’ lives. “I have a lot of patients who are very...

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Osseointegration Tales: Munya Mahiya

If you were going to design an ideal candidate for osseointegration (or OI) surgery, they might look something like Munya Mahiya. You’d create somebody young, athletic, and healthy; somebody who’d tried and failed, over a long period of time and in multiple iterations, to find a socket prosthesis that worked; somebody with solid insurance coverage;...

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Amputee Coalition National Conference: Key Takeaways

Amputee Coalition National Conference: Key Takeaways

Kudos to the Amputee Coalition for pulling off its first virtual National Conference with nary a glitch. The technology was tight, there was plenty of interactivity and face-to-face meeting and greeting, and the content was as relevant and valuable as ever. It was just about the best time we’ve ever had while staring into our...

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