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Does Weather Really Affect Prosthetics?

Fluctuating temperatures and weather conditions take a toll on our bodies. But the weather doesn’t just affect physical limbs—it also affects prosthetic devices. Continue reading to learn more facts on the relationship between prosthetics and weather. Summer heat Hot summer weather can cause arms, legs and other body parts to swell, making the prosthetic fit […]

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The Healing Process: What to Expect from Life After Amputation

Life after amputation requires significant adjustments and personal care. You’ll need expert input on how to adapt to life with prosthetics. Use the following tips for what to expect and how to make the best adjustments for a healthy lifestyle: Find a trusted prosthetist: Partner with a local prosthetics expert who can provide exceptional instructions […]

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Are There Long-Term Physical Effects of Using or Not Using a Prosthesis?

Each individual must choose whether using a prosthesis is best for their needs and lifestyle. The truth is, there are both positive and negative prosthetic physical effects, so these must be weighed carefully. Consider the following pros and cons as you decide whether or not to use a prosthesis. Negative long-term physical effects Skin issues: […]

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What Does Medicare Cover When It Comes to Prosthetic Devices?

While prosthetic devices, including limbs and orthotics, can be costly, they’re an essential part of life for many people. Luckily, in most cases, you don’t have to assume the entire cost for health devices like prosthetics, since you have options when it comes to insurance for prosthetics, and one of these is Medicare. Here’s what […]

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A Brief Guide to the Latest Technology Used in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Technology is continually changing everyday life for people around the world, arguably in both good ways and bad. One of the bright spots when it comes to advancing technology is in the world of healthcare, specifically the development of prosthetic and orthotic devices. Read on to learn about some of the latest advancements in prosthetic […]

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