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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.

A Guide to Activity-Specific Prosthetics for Sports

A Guide to Activity-Specific Prosthetics for Sports

Climb mountains. Take slapshots. Run marathons. All of these feats are possible to those with limb differences thanks to the ingenuity of sports prosthetics. ...continue.
Hip Disarticulation and Hemipelvectomy Guide

Hip Disarticulation and Hemipelvectomy Guide

This guide to help with both pre-surgery preparation and post-surgery recovery for hip disarticulation and hemipelvectomy (transpelvic amputation). ...continue.
Microprocessor Technology For Leg Prostheses

Microprocessor Technology For Leg Prostheses

One of our goals at the Amputee Coalition is to educate amputees and people affected by limb loss on the latest technologies in amputation and recovery. Prosthetic leg and knee solutions have made huge strides over time, and microprocessor knee and foot ...continue.
Understanding Rotationplasty

Understanding Rotationplasty

A rotationplasty is a unique form of amputation used to treat bone tumors in children. The procedure removes the malignancy around the knee, and preserves the lower leg, attaching it in reverse to the upper leg so that the ankle joint can ...continue.
Arm Amputation: A Before and After Guide

Arm Amputation: A Before and After Guide

This guide helps you navigate the physical and emotional considerations of both above-elbow and below-elbow amputation, with links to helpful resources. ...continue.
Charcot Foot: What You Need to Know

Charcot Foot: What You Need to Know

Understanding Charcot foot is key to preventing deformity or amputation. This post outlines Charcot disease, how it can be caught early, and how it can be treated. ...continue.
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