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Custom Limbs: How Are Prosthetics Made?
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Custom Limbs: How Are Prosthetics Made?

Each patient who has undergone an amputation is unique, which means that each prosthetic limb must be custom designed and built to fit the patient’s body. The design and production process for prosthetics involves a number of steps to create an effective and functioning artificial limb. Before the prosthetist can begin to design the prosthetic limb,...

Weight Management and Lymphedema Treatment: Why the Two Go Hand in Hand
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Weight Management and Lymphedema Treatment: Why the Two Go Hand in Hand

Lymphedema is a serious medical problem that impacts millions of lives. While there are many types of treatment, weight management may just be the key to reducing lymphedema symptoms. Lymphedema is a condition that occurs when there is an accumulation of protein-rich fluids in tissues that are not being properly drained by the lymphatic system....

How to Manage Phantom Limb Pain With a Prosthesis
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How to Manage Phantom Limb Pain With a Prosthesis

Can phantom limb pain really be treated with a prosthesis? Regular prosthesis wear and new innovative myoelectric prosthetic devices appear promising for amputees. Studies estimate that 80% of amputees suffer from phantom limb pain. While phantom limb pain is most commonly experienced following the amputation of an arm or a leg, it can occur with...

How Custom Orthopedic Shoes Can Alleviate Your Foot Pain
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How Custom Orthopedic Shoes Can Alleviate Your Foot Pain

If you experience foot pain related to a medical condition, recent surgery, or trauma, consult the pedorthists at Horton’s Orthotics & Prosthetics to discover your options for custom orthopedic shoes in Arkansas. Millions of individuals in the United States can and do suffer from chronic or post-surgical foot pain. While ready-made footwear can be modified...

Spotlight On: The Stance Control Orthotic Knee Joint
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Spotlight On: The Stance Control Orthotic Knee Joint

Released in 2001, the Horton Stance Control, or stance control orthotic knee joint (SCOKJ), made a substantial impact in the world of stance control orthotics. For individuals who need better control of their walking ability, the stance control orthotic knee joint (SCOKJ) is an innovative and versatile option. It specifically relieves the issues experienced with more...

What Causes Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Surgery? How Is It Treated?
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What Causes Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Surgery? How Is It Treated?

Lymphedema is one of the most common side effects of breast cancer treatments, but many women are unaware of what causes it or how it can be treated. After undergoing surgery or other breast cancer treatments, you may develop lymphedema. Many breast cancer patients are not made completely aware that lymphedema is a possible complication of...

If I Don’t Want to Have Reconstructive Surgery, What Are My Post Mastectomy Options?
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If I Don’t Want to Have Reconstructive Surgery, What Are My Post Mastectomy Options?

Many women opt not to have plastic surgery for breast reconstruction following their mastectomy procedure. If this is your decision, there are other post mastectomy options that can give you a natural appearance while allowing you to maintain an active lifestyle. If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, your treatment can include radiation therapy,...

How Advanced Prosthetics Are Changing the World of Sports and Its Athletes
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How Advanced Prosthetics Are Changing the World of Sports and Its Athletes

The worlds of sports and prosthetics are colliding, resulting in a realm of advanced prosthetics that has catapulted athletes into an era of revolutionary gains. In the past few decades, the world of sports prosthetics for athletes has realized technological advancements that have allowed artificial body parts to become increasingly refined and targeted for high-level...

Scoliosis Back Brace Treatment Suitable for Active Kids and Teens
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Scoliosis Back Brace Treatment Suitable for Active Kids and Teens

For adolescents who are growing quickly and staying active, back braces are the best non-surgical treatment option for scoliosis. Scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, affects 3-4% percent of all children in different variations of severity. The goal of an orthotic clinician is to help the patient avoid surgery by providing treatment that’s both effective...