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Know When to Add or Remove Stump Socks

Know When to Add or Remove Stump Socks

Add Sock Ply: 1. Pressure along your kneecap, boney prominences, especially tibia or femur2. It feels as if you're walking on the bottom of your residual limb3. You can rotate within your socket even with weight applied.4. The skin along bottom of stump is becoming...

Understanding the pain of limb loss after amputation

Understanding the pain of limb loss after amputation

What is Pain? The Types and Steps to take to help the doctor help you.   Pain is a feeling that hurts. Often, only you can feel it, tell where the pain comes from, or tell what it feels like: Is it dull? Throbbing? Sharp? Stabbing? Only you can tell if treatment for...

Man regains mobility with help of LeTourneau Prosthetics

Man regains mobility with help of LeTourneau Prosthetics

 I lost my leg about 20 years ago in a motorcycle accident. So, all I wanted was another leg, so that I could start getting around. At LeTourneau Prosthetics, they've been a great help to me. Tom LeTourneau is a good man. He's straightforward. I was afraid that I...