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, and they can offer you a new perspective as you heal. If you are facing amputation or are a new amputee, joining an amputee support group will be extremely helpful as you work toward your recovery. The benefits of joining an amputee support group They...
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.
Scoliosis refers to an exaggerated curvature of the spine. Although many scoliosis cases are mild, more pronounced curves can cause a variety of health problems causing the need for a brace. There are many types of scoliosis braces to help elevate pain and help correct curvature.
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. Keep reading to learn what key factors to look for when choosing the best custom prosthetics company and prosthetist for you.
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. Transitioning to life with an artificial limb For most amputees, acquiring a prosthetic device is usually the first step in improving quality of life. To do this, you must research carefully and look for a qualified prosthetist. It is extremely important to choose the right...
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.
There are many decisions to make after breast surgery. One thing you may not have considered yet is bras. Should you wear one at all? Do you need regular bras or post-mastectomy bras? Should you wear mastectomy bras with built-in forms?
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The cutting edge technologies supporting prosthetics and orthotics continue to advance, with even more on the horizon. From new techniques in surgery to deeper levels of customizability, this field is rapidly changing to provide improvements in the function of prosthetics and orthotics. Take a look at the latest technologies being used today. New technology used in prosthetics
With almost two million people all across the country living with limb loss and over 500 amputations taking place every single day, there are a lot of people to celebrate this April.