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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...

How to Care for Your Prosthetic Leg Through the Cold 
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How to Care for Your Prosthetic Leg Through the Cold 

Winter is here and cold temperatures, snow, and ice can make going out and about a challenge for amputees. Proper care is the key to keeping your prosthetic leg functioning at its best through winter’s worst. With winter comes cold, slippery conditions, and the last thing you want is to take your prosthesis for granted....

How to Help Your Child Understand a New Prosthesis
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How to Help Your Child Understand a New Prosthesis

Receiving a new prosthesis is an enormous event in a child’s life, from learning how to care for it, to the complex emotional response it evokes in themselves and in others. It is important to know that you are not alone when it comes to understanding how pediatric orthotics Arkansas will fit into your child’s...

How to Stay Cool in the Summer With Your Prosthesis
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How to Stay Cool in the Summer With Your Prosthesis

With proper knowledge and a bit of planning, you can comfortably wear your prosthesis on the harshest summer days. Wearing a prosthetic arm or prosthetic leg in the Arkansas heat does not have to be a struggle. With proper planning and a few basic supplies, you can stay clean, dry, and comfortable, even with the summer heat...

Breaking Down the Parts of a Prosthetic Leg
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Breaking Down the Parts of a Prosthetic Leg

Knowing the various components of a prosthetic leg can help you understand how your leg functions as a whole. Prosthetic limbs are technological marvels, but their various components are not well-known by the general public. Fortunately, modern prosthetic legs are as user-friendly as they are functional. Because the typical prosthetic leg is designed to resemble...

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Electric vs. Body-Powered Prosthetic Arms: How Do You Choose?

Discover the differences between an electric prosthetic arm and a body-powered prosthetic arm to help you decide which type of arm prosthesis is best for your unique needs. For arm amputees, being fitted for an upper limb prosthesis is an important first step to recovery and regaining independence. One decision patients need to make regarding...

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...

Creating Short and Long-Term Treatment Goals with Orthotics
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Creating Short and Long-Term Treatment Goals with Orthotics

As you are adjusting to your orthotic device, you will likely have several milestones you want to achieve with the device. Some will be immediate concerns, while others focus on permanent, quality-of-life improvements. When you use orthotics, it is helpful to have clarity about your goals – for yourself and for your medical team. Your...

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