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The Difference Between Orthotics and Prosthetics

The terms orthotics and prosthetics often get confused or even used interchangeably by patients, but they’re not the same. Orthotics and prosthetics are both used to help people with medical issues, but they’re two groups of entirely different devices. Continue reading to learn more about orthotics and prosthetics, the differences between them and how they’re […]

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What to Expect After Amputation

Adjusting to life after amputation involves physical, mental and emotional challenges. It is common to wonder what are the side effects of amputation. Here’s what you can expect: What to expect for the new amputee Here’s a quick look at what happens following amputation: Post-surgery: The first few days after surgery are typically the most […]

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Traveling with Prosthetics

Are you planning a trip? If you will be traveling with prosthetic devices, there are certain things you need to know. Use the following guide to relieve travel concerns with prosthetics and make your journey as smooth as possible: Screening process: Keep in mind that security officers will need to see your prosthetic device or […]

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Tips for Handling Odor Issues with Prosthetic Liners

Life with a prosthesis presents its own unique set of challenges. Beyond the obvious problems, there’s the ongoing maintenance of your prosthetic, its liners and your residual limb. Wearing a prosthesis with a liner can cause sweating in addition to the accumulation of dirt and bacteria. Life would be much easier if you could learn […]

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How to Wash Your Prosthesis Safely

If you’ve just recently lost a limb, wearing a prosthesis can be a big adjustment. You’ll have to make time to master the proper cleaning of your prosthetic. Just like you should clean your body every day, you should wash your prosthesis every day as well. Maintaining and cleaning your prosthetic safely is of paramount […]

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