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The Grandfather of Adaptive Skiing

The Grandfather of Adaptive Skiing

Among prosthetists, Paul Leimkuehler is well remembered as a trail-blazing practitioner who helped establish the standards of the profession. But Leimkuehler’s other major contribution to the limb-loss community was nearly forgotten until last year. That’s when his granddaughter, Katie Leimkuehler, unveiled Fresh Tracks, her documentary about Paul Leimkuehler’s invention of the outrigger adaptive ski in...

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Priced Out: The True Cost of Prosthetic Care

Priced Out: The True Cost of Prosthetic Care

by Ali Hussaini It’s a slow march forward. Advancements in technology, orthopedic surgery, 3D printing, and user-initiated support groups are collectively stabilizing the ground and helping people with limb difference provide more vocal, more informed feedback in the prosthetics field. Prosthesis users are increasingly comfortable in communicating their desires (and criticisms) of prosthetic care, and manufacturers and practitioners are...

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Amputee Newsmakers: May 12, 2021

A stolen prosthesis turns up in an unlikely place, a limb-different kid gets a limb-different puppy, two amputee bicycling clinics open their rolls for registration, and the rest of this week's headlines.

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The Future Is Now

The Future Is Now

The coming generation of prosthetic technology promises greater affordability and ease of use for amputees. Learn about the game-changing devices that are just over the horizon.

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Creative Solutions Contest: Update

Thanks to everybody who submitted an idea to the Creative Solutions Contest. We were uniformly impressed, consistently entertained, and intermittently confused by your imaginative ideas for how to repurpose your old prosthetic gear. The contest drew more than two dozen entries, ranging from minutely detailed renderings to smartphone snapshots accompanied by captions. The prize for...

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O&P Edge For the Win

O&P Edge For the Win

For the sixth consecutive year, Amplitude’s sister publication scores a TABBIE Award. Congratulations to our colleagues and friends at the O&P Edge, the industry-leading monthly that’s published under the same roof as Amplitude. For the sixth straight year, O&P Edge received a prestigious TABBIE Award, bestowed annually by Trade Association Business Publications International (TABPI). The...

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