This is our ongoing blog, where we cover a variety of topics affecting amputees and the broader disability community.
3D printing has enabled a DIY prosthetics movement. Check out these three inspiring programs and stories of kids who design and build prosthetics. ...continue.
This article provides strategies to help children with limb difference to make friends, manage bullying, and have a healthy body image ...continue.
People who have undergone amputation can still drive and retain their independence. If you have recently experienced limb loss, rest assured that there are modified ways to get back to doing all your normal day-to-day activities. This guide was created for new ...continue.
Finding love is complicated, and even more so as a double amputee. Alicia Carver tells us how she overcame body image issues and her experience in online dating. ...continue.
Losing a limb while in a relationship can bring up many difficult emotions. In this personal blog, Fritz Rudy talks about how (HE/SHE/THEY) and (HIS/HER/THEIR) partner navigated the emotional storm. ...continue.
This guide explores the topic of phantom limb pain in amputees and describes the various non-drug therapies available when phantom pain becomes chronic. ...continue.
Irene Blum became an amputee at 21 years old from a rare form of bone cancer. She is currently earning her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies and plans to go on to graduate school for Family and Sex Therapy. ...continue.
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.
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.
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.