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What Prosthetic Options are there for Athletes?
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What Prosthetic Options are there for Athletes?

Bionic and non-bionic devices have evolved rapidly, ensuring that no matter what type of prosthetic is needed, a sport-focused version is available. Whatever your sport, there is sure to be a specialized prosthetic option to help you play your best game. Athletes seeking sports prosthetics in Arkansas will find a range of options, including upper limb,...

The History of Advanced Prosthetics: Tragedy to Triumph
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The History of Advanced Prosthetics: Tragedy to Triumph

While advanced prosthetics in Arkansas and elsewhere may seem like a given in modern times, the evolution of functional artificial limbs has its origins in tragedy, determination, and creativity. Archeologists have discovered that the first examples of prosthetics came much earlier than many people might expect. As medical record-keeping became more common, the history of...

6 of the Best Websites for Amputees
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6 of the Best Websites for Amputees

Life throws a lot of challenges at people who are coping with limb loss. Add to that the challenges of adjusting to prosthetics, and the questions can really add up. Whether you are searching for advanced prosthetics in Arkansas, a support group for amputees or a myriad of other solutions, the right website can be...

Amputees, Here’s Everything You Should Know About A.B.L.E.
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Amputees, Here’s Everything You Should Know About A.B.L.E.

It stands for “Amputees Beyond Life’s Expectations,” a name that says it all. A.B.L.E., a support group for amputees, is all about “empowering each other with knowledge and positivity,” as their mission statement says. Through group meetings, personal visits and social media, A.B.L.E. is sharing inspirational stories of fellow amputees who have survived – and thrived –...

5 Inspiring Amputee Stories From Around the World
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5 Inspiring Amputee Stories From Around the World

Custom prostheses are helping patients overcome injuries and achieve their goals. These people have gone on to fulfill their ambitions and become both celebrities and role models. The loss of a limb does not equate to the loss of a fulfilling life. Horton’s Orthotics & Prosthetics in Arkansas makes custom amputee prosthetics to help patients live...

What the Latest Research Is Telling Us About the Future of Prosthetic Limbs
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What the Latest Research Is Telling Us About the Future of Prosthetic Limbs

Researchers believe that the future of prosthetic limb development is bright. Advances in technology are making prosthetics feel more comfortable and natural for users than ever before. Prosthetic limbs are made to restore the appearance and function of an amputated limb, with both upper and lower extremity prostheses available. For athletes, sport-specific prostheses can be...

4 Winter Weather Tips for Walking With Prosthetic Legs
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4 Winter Weather Tips for Walking With Prosthetic Legs

Even in more temperate climates, navigating with prosthetic legs in winter weather can take some getting used to. For those who are new to walking with prosthetic legs in the winter, especially those in Arkansas’ unpredictable weather, a little know-how can make the difference between taking a few tumbles and virtually gliding through winter. The...

After an Amputation, What Is Life Like With a Lower Limb Prosthesis?
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After an Amputation, What Is Life Like With a Lower Limb Prosthesis?

After a lower limp amputation, a prosthesis can help you live life to the fullest if you stay active and utilize the help of your prosthetist. Lower limb prosthetics for amputees open up a new world to those that wear them. A high-quality prosthesis can provide functionality, maneuverability, and, most of all, hope. The post-amputation process comes...