Above Knee Amputation (incl. Knee Disarticulation)

Choosing the Right Shoe

Volume 20 · Issue 2 ·March/April 2010 - by Séamus Kennedy, BEng (Mech), CPed - Choosing the right shoe; what could be easier? Often, the decision depends more on your ...continue

Donning an AK prosthesis with a full suction socket

Narrated by Paddy Rossbach, this is part of a series of demonstrations designed to help individuals learn to manage after a lower-limb amputation. ...continue

Focus on Bilateral Above-Knee Amputees

Volume 19 · Issue 4 · July/August 2009 - by Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP, and Randy Richardson, RPA - People who have experienced limb loss know that it only ...continue

Identifying and Managing Skin Issues With Lower-Limb Prosthetic Use

Volume 21, Issue 1 January/February 2011 - by M. Jason Highsmith, DPT, CP, FAAOP, James T. Highsmith, MD, and Jason T. Kahle, CPO - Fitting a prosthesis is complicated because ...continue

Introductory Amputee Care For Lower Limb Amputees

Published 4/26/2015 - Narrated by Paddy Rossbach, RN, former President and CEO - these video demonstrations are to help you learn to manage after a lower extremity amputation. They are ...continue

Living Free

For many people, asking for help can be hard to do. It requires facing the reality of missing a limb, which can lead to difficult emotions like shame, grief and ...continue

Osseointegration: An Overview

Created 11/2019 What Is Osseointegration? Osseointegration is an alternative method of attaching a prosthetic limb to an amputee’s body. Osseointegration is a procedure that many transfemoral and transtibial amputees are ...continue

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 ...continue

Prosthetic Knee Systems

Last updated: 12/07/2014 - by Bill Dupes - Of all prosthetic components, the knee system is arguably the most complex. It must provide reliable support when standing, allow smooth, controlled ...continue

Prosthetic Socks and Liners

Last updated: 12/07/2014 - by Jack E. Uellendahl, CPO - If I were to ask a room full of amputees what the most important feature of their prosthesis is, I ...continue

Prosthetic vs. Prosthesis: The Correct Usage

We are often asked how and when to use the terms prosthetics and prosthesis properly in a sentence. Learn that and related information from Amputee Coalition. ...continue

The Importance of Gait Training

Volume 21, Issue 1 January/February 2011 - by Scott Cummings, PT, CPO, FAAOP - It is the goal of most every lower-limb amputee to walk “normally” again. In the context ...continue

The Transfemoral Amputation Level, Part 1

Volume 14 · Issue 2 · March/April 2004 - by Douglas G. Smith, MD, Amputee Coalition Medical Director - This is Part 1 of a three-part look at the transfemoral ...continue

The Transfemoral Amputation Level, Part 2

Volume 14 · Issue 3 · May/June 2004 - by Douglas G. Smith, MD, Amputee Coalition Medical Director - Part 1 of this series of articles on the transfemoral (above-knee, ...continue

Tips on improving your gait

Published 12/6/2018 - How do you know when your gait is “normal”? Check out these tips from a Physical Therapist to know if you might need help improving how you ...continue

When to Replace a Prosthesis

Last updated 01/2008 - In order for an individual living with a limb difference or amputation to return to their family and/or workplace, they must be accurately fit with a ...continue

Wrapping with an elastic bandage – AK

Narrated by Paddy Rossbach, this is part of a series of demonstrations designed to help individuals learn to manage after a lower-limb amputation. ...continue