Roughly 1,000 amputees are awaiting treatment at a government hospital in Kyiv—and only three prosthetists are on duty. US prosthetists have begun mobilizing to render aid, but it takes more than good intentions to make an impact.
I heard I was an easy socket fit so many times that I started believing it. Eventually I learned that, like most amputees, I'm a difficult fit. But my prosthetist made it seem easy.
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...
World-renowned prosthetist Francois Van Der Watt has been helping amputee athletes achieve maximum speed since the Flex-Foot Cheetah was a mere kitten.
An ill-fitting socket can make your life miserable. So can ill-fitting prosthetist. It’s pretty hard to feel comfortable in your device when your practitioner rubs you the wrong way.
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