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Enjoy Your Summer with Custom Post-Mastectomy Swimwear
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Enjoy Your Summer with Custom Post-Mastectomy Swimwear

Summer is here! Now is a great time to find yourself some stunning mastectomy swimwear. Thanks to the availability of mastectomy bra fitting services, you can feel confident and beautiful in a well-fitted mastectomy bra with built-in forms. How do you begin shopping for mastectomy swimwear? Here is some guidance: Why are mastectomy swimwear and bra fitting...

Tips for Regaining Your Lifestyle After an Amputation
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Tips for Regaining Your Lifestyle After an Amputation

Losing a limb will change your life in a hundred ways, large and small. How much your life will change depends on a number of factors, including which limb was amputated and to what degree, your ability to wear a prosthesis, your overall physical and mental health, and your support system.  But whether you lost...

Preventing Amputation in At-Risk Diabetics: Importance of Nutrition and Self-Care
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Preventing Amputation in At-Risk Diabetics: Importance of Nutrition and Self-Care

Complications with diabetes often affect the feet, and in extreme situations, these complications can lead to amputation. However, good diabetes management and regular foot care can help to prevent these issues and keep you in good health. Diabetic foot problems often involve nerve damage and poor blood circulation. These problems make the feet particularly vulnerable,...

The Importance of a Proper Fitting Prostheses
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The Importance of a Proper Fitting Prostheses

A prosthesis is an artificial limb to help a person who has lost their leg or arm complete everyday activities — such as dressing, eating, or walking — and live independently. Advancements in prosthetic technology have made it possible for many people with a prosthetic limb to function almost as well as they did prior...

Pediatric Orthotics and Prosthetics: Help Your Child Regain Their Lifestyle
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Pediatric Orthotics and Prosthetics: Help Your Child Regain Their Lifestyle

Every parent wants the best for their child and wishes to see them develop in a positive way. However, certain unique challenges arise when it comes to supporting children who have limb differences. Playing sports, going to school, and even walking around with friends can require serious mental and physical adjustment. Some children never fully...

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.