3D printing is a relatively new but promising technology available to professional prosthetists and amateurs alike. Free, editable designs are even available online. So anyone with access to a 3D printer and a DIY mentality can create a bespoke prosthesis at a ...continue.
Peripheral Neuropathy is uncomfortable and can be difficult to manage. While there is no cure, a treatment plan can help prevent the condition from worsening. It may even prevent the need for amputation. This guide serves as an introduction to treatments for ...continue.
A winter wonderland has its beauty, though you might be a bit more hesitant to go out and appreciate it with a prosthetic leg. Slippery surfaces and snow piles may be hazardous, but we have tried-and-true methods to stay steady and get ...continue.
This guide introduces common categories of leg and arm amputations and prosthetics. Learn about the different types of prostheses, as well as what to expect when being fitted with a new prosthesis. Prosthesis vs. Prosthetic Many people wonder how to use the ...continue.
Losing a hand or an arm doesn’t mean losing independence. Thousands of people across the United States have lost all or part of an upper limb due to accident, infection, cancer or diabetic neuropathy. Prosthetic hands provide functionality, mobility, and confidence to ...continue.
If you or a loved one has had a limb removed or is at risk of amputation due to diabetic neuropathy, you are not alone. Approximately 86,000 people in the United States undergo limb loss related to diabetes annually, the majority of ...continue.
Some important tips to help you better prepare for security screening at our Nation’s airport screening checkpoints for the 2018 holiday traveling season. In anticipation of increased wait times and long lines, we are providing the following TSA travel tips. ...continue.
The holiday season brings added joy and, potentially, added challenges to the limb loss / limb difference community. Winter weather and air travel to visit family can pose new challenges. And amidst the holiday cheer, it’s sometimes difficult to make healthy choices. ...continue.
Most times we are thrown into the role of caregiver unexpectedly. It was never in our plan. We had so many dreams that now seem impossible in our current role as caregiver. We may scream with our inner voice, “What about me? ...continue.
What happens now? I said these words to the doctor in the hall of the hospital, on the way to my husband’s room, before his first surgery. An accident at work had led us to this spot, and I was pretty sure ...continue.
Herb Kolodny, co-founder of Connecticut Amputee Network (CAN), won the Community Advocate Award for his work passing legislation that protects insurance coverage for prosthetics. Herb helped create grassroots support for the legislation and worked with CAN co-founder Brenda Novak to drive bi-partisan ...continue.
Bill ensures a more transparent process for local coverage determinations. The Amputee Coalition urges the Senate to take action following House passage. ...continue.
This recorded webinar, presented by the nonprofit Legal Aid at Work, provides practical information about your rights and housing under Title II. ...continue.
Following on the heels of successful passage of Insurance Fairness legislation in Connecticut, insurance fairness is in motion in three states. ...continue.