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Amputation Prevention in Diabetics – Are Custom Orthotics Key?
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Amputation Prevention in Diabetics – Are Custom Orthotics Key?

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you are undoubtedly aware of the complications that can arise to interfere with your daily life — including lower limb amputation. Do you know how high the risk of amputation is in people with diabetes? According to the American Diabetes Association, a person loses a limb due to...

Horton’s Orthotics & Prosthetics COVID-19 Precautions
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Horton’s Orthotics & Prosthetics COVID-19 Precautions

As multiple closures and mixed messages circulate, appropriate care measures surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) are of monumental importance. At Horton’s, we are taking the appropriate measures recommended by the CDC to promote positive health efforts, limit viral exposure, and protect at-risk populations. For the safety of our patients and our staff, if you suspect you...

What Type of Prostheses do I Need?
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What Type of Prostheses do I Need?

If you are exploring the world of prosthetics to improve your quality of life, you may be wondering what type of prosthesis you need. Discover the different types of prosthetics, how they work, and the benefits they provide. What is a prosthesis? A prosthesis is a device used to replace any missing part of the...

A.B.L.E.: Benefits of Joining an Amputee Support Group
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A.B.L.E.: Benefits of Joining an Amputee Support Group

Despite much training and care, your doctors, family members, friends, and even therapists may not fully understand your feelings after an amputation. To them, you are coping well — especially after getting a prosthesis.  However, there are challenges that only fellow amputees and amputee support groups understand. They know firsthand what you are dealing with,...

Latest Changes in Prosthetics and Custom Orthotics
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Latest Changes in Prosthetics and Custom Orthotics

Approximately 2 million Americans have undergone an amputation. Although the reasons for amputations may vary, what amputees have in common is decreased mobility from limb loss as well as residual limb pain. However, the following advances in orthotics and prosthetics have seen most amputees regain significant mobility following surgery.

How to Choose the Best Prosthetist for YOU!
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How to Choose the Best Prosthetist for YOU!

When you choose a new doctor or dentist, you likely do quite a bit of homework. You may ask around for recommendations, check reviews, or call in to see what type of customer service you receive. When you are in need of a custom prosthesis, the same careful and critical vetting process should take place....

Returning to Your Optimal Self with an Artificial Limb
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Returning to Your Optimal Self with an Artificial Limb

Life after an amputation reflects a new transition—one that comes with inevitable challenges and complicated emotions. However, with the right support network, returning to your optimal self with an artificial limb is possible. At Horton’s Orthotics and Prosthetics, we put patient care first. Let us be a part of the ideal support network for you....

Prosthetics: What Are They and How Do They Work?
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Prosthetics: What Are They and How Do They Work?

Have you ever thought about what life would be like without an arm or a leg? It would make many of your daily routines more difficult and, in some cases, impossible. However, thanks to the amazing world of prosthetics, we can use artificial body parts to regain many of the functions of a missing limb.