Horton’s Orthotics & Prosthetics COVID-19 Precautions

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 have the virus or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please call to reschedule your appointment.  We have always held cleanliness and sanitation to a high standard within our clinic.  All of our instruments are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected and...

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Why You Need a FIT Guide for Your Prosthetic

Why You Need a FIT Guide for Your Prosthetic

Prosthetic limbs are designed to help you function better in your daily life. In fact, with the right prosthesis, you can do everything that make your life yours. However, it’s also important that you get the best possible fit during your prosthetic fitting process. Here’s a closer look at why getting the right prosthesis matters, what parts make up the prosthesis, and how a guide to getting a proper fit can help you along the way. How to get a prosthetic that fits Every person is shaped differently, and the same is true for their amputation sites. No two are...

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Why You Need a FIT Guide for Your Prosthetic

Why You Need a FIT Guide for Your Prosthetic

Prosthetic limbs are designed to help you function better in your daily life. In fact, with the right prosthesis, you can do everything that make your life yours. However, it’s also important that you get the best possible fit during your prosthetic fitting process. Here’s a closer look at why getting the right prosthesis matters, what parts make up the prosthesis, and how a guide to getting a proper fit can help you along the way. How to get a prosthetic that fits Every person is shaped differently, and the same is true for their amputation sites. No two are...

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How Much of My Prosthetic Will Insurance Cover?

How Much of My Prosthetic Will Insurance Cover?

Lower limb amputations have been fairly consistent over the last few decades. Researchers even expect that number to increase over the next few years. In fact, limb loss statistics show that: More than 185,000 people undergo an amputation each year, which means 300-500 every day. Roughly 2.1 million Americans live with lost limbs, and this number will likely double by 2050. Those with limb loss spend over $500,000 in lifetime healthcare costs compared to nearly $365,000 for those without it. These numbers lead many patients to wonder, “How much of my prosthetic will insurance cover?” If you’ve wondered the same,...

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Where to Find Diabetic Inserts in Arkansas

Where to Find Diabetic Inserts in Arkansas

From regular blood testing and eyesight checks to daily medication or injections, living with diabetes means having to think about many different areas of your health, including your feet. Here’s a brief guide to understanding foot complications with diabetes and how Horton’s Orthotics & Prosthetics can help you on your journey to better health with diabetic inserts in Arkansas. Diabetes and foot complications Nerve damage The high sugar levels associated with diabetes can cause damage to your nerves. The nerves in your body’s peripheries are often affected first, and this includes those supplying the feet. Diabetic nerve damage, or neuropathy,...

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A-Z Guide of How to Care for Prosthetics

A-Z Guide of How to Care for Prosthetics

After an amputation, a prosthetic device, or prosthesis, can help you regain mobility and independence in your daily activities. Learning to use a prosthesis correctly and how to care for it can ensure that it lasts longer and that it stays as comfortable and useful as possible. Here’s a list of the most frequently asked questions at Horton's Orthotics & Prosthetics on how to care for your prosthesis and the answers that our prosthetists give. A is for ask This is simple, but it’s some of the most important advice that you can get when it comes to prosthetics. The...

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