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In Stride

This is our ongoing blog, where we cover a variety of topics affecting amputees and the broader disability community.

People new to limb loss or limb difference

Impact of Limb Loss

There are currently 1.9 million people living with limb loss in the United States and this number is expected to nearly double by 2050. With an average of 507 people losing a limb to amputation every day, limb loss has a momentous ...continue.
Exploring Workplace Injury and Amputation in 2019

Exploring Workplace Injury and Amputation in 2019

Humans aren’t the only ones who benefit from prosthetics. Here are 8 stories of amazing animals who benefit from prosthetic devices, and the people who make them. ...continue.
8 Inspiring Stories of Animals Who Were Helped by Prosthetics

8 Inspiring Stories of Animals Who Were Helped by Prosthetics

Humans aren’t the only ones who benefit from prosthetics. Here are 8 stories of amazing animals who benefit from prosthetic devices, and the people who make them. ...continue.
Promising Neuroprosthetic Research Projects to Keep an Eye On

Promising Neuroprosthetic Research Projects to Keep an Eye On

Brain-controlled neuroprosthetic limbs are being actively developed and tested. This post explores the current advances of neuroprosthetics and where the field is heading. ...continue.
UCSF Barbara Ries

Limb Preservation: The Latest Procedures That Help Prevent Amputation

Pioneering limb preservation procedures are helping prevent amputation that would not too long ago have been necessary. Learn more about these procedures in this post. ...continue.
Don’t Take “No” for an Answer

Don’t Take “No” for an Answer

I can be as stubborn as the day is long, and as one of my sisters reminds me, it has served me pretty well in life. Having said that, the one thing that has been strongly reinforced as a relatively new below-knee ...continue.
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