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The TSA presents traveling with limb loss

Published 07/17/2017. Susan Buckland, Senior Policy Advisor, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security, shares a presentation focused on travel. You’ll learn more about the process of airport screening, ...continue.
Amputee Coalition Fact Sheet

Prosthetic FAQs for the New Amputee

Last updated 05/2015 You have reached a point in your journey where your residual limb is healing after your amputation and you are considering your options for a prosthesis. Thinking ...continue.

A Brief History of Prosthetics

Volume 17 · Issue 7 · November/December 2007 by Kim M. Norton The evolution of prosthetics is a long and storied history, from its primitive beginnings to its sophisticated present, ...continue.
Amputee Coalition Fact Sheet

Shoe Exchanges

Last updated 02/2015 For individuals who only need one shoe, there are many organizations that accept donations of single shoes in good condition and that may be able to assist ...continue.
Amputee Coalition Fact Sheet

Limb Loss Definitions

Last updated 2/2008 *italicized words have corresponding definitions AAOP (American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists): As a professional society of orthotists and prosthetists, the AAOP is dedicated to promoting professionalism ...continue.
Amputee Coalition Fact Sheet

Financial Assistance for Prosthetic Services, Durable Medical Equipment, and Other Assistive Devices

Updated 01/2017. Some of the questions most frequently asked by amputees relate to the payment coverage for the costs of prosthetic fitting and associated services, and durable medical equipment (DME) ...continue.
Amputee Coalition Fact Sheet

Prosthetic Feet

Updated 08/2016. Over the past decade, technology and research have greatly expanded the functionality and aesthetics of prosthetic feet. Today, amputees have a wide array of feet from which to ...continue.

Care of Your Wounds After Amputation Surgery

Download PDFby Paddy Rossbach, RNDepending on the reason for your amputation and the state of your limb at the time of surgery, definitive closure of the wound may take place ...continue.