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A Welcome Alternative To Traditional Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthosis (KAFO)

A Welcome Alternative To Traditional Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthosis (KAFO)

Providing effective and patient-acceptable orthotic intervention for individuals with knee instability resulting from lower-limb paresis or paralysis has been a long-standing challenge in our specialty. Patients lacking full voluntary knee control secondary to polio,...

Diabetic Foot Wound Care Goes Digital

Diabetic Foot Wound Care Goes Digital

Diabetic Foot Wound Management Digital technology, already revolutionizing health care around the world, is poised to transform diabetic foot wound management as well. Individuals with diabetes experience a much higher risk of lower-limb amputation than non-diabetics,...

Prosthetic Limb Attachments

Prosthetic Limb Attachments

Of the various ingredients that comprise a current-generation prosthetic limb, the point of connection to the human anatomy, the socket, is often considered the most problematic. Attaching a Prosthetic Limb Various issues involving the residual limb – skin infections...

How Prosthetic Limbs Stay Attached – Suspension

How Prosthetic Limbs Stay Attached – Suspension

Creating a prosthetic socket involves two major decisions: (1) the design and shape of the socket itself and (2) the method by which the prosthesis is held onto the residual limb, i.e. the suspension. More than any other aspect of prosthetics, socket design and...

Wearing Prosthetics In The Summer

Wearing Prosthetics In The Summer

Warm weather brings opportunities for getting out of the house, experiencing the great outdoors, taking a break from the same-old routine and just enjoying life more. With some minor accommodations, these attributes can apply to people with limb loss every bit as much...