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Taking The Guesswork Out Of Walking – C-Leg System Offers Confidence, Mobility to Above-Knee Amputees
Mar

05

2018

Taking The Guesswork Out Of Walking – C-Leg System Offers Confidence, Mobility to Above-Knee Amputees

From the development of the first artificial knee device long ago, walking with a transfemoral prosthetic limb has either required a great deal of concentration or been extremely awkward. Either the wearer walked stiff-legged with the knee locked, or he/she had to think, and often worry, about controlling the limb in swing phase…on a level surface at a constant speed. Changing cadence or ambulating on...

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LeTourneau Prosthetics Excels In Customer Service And Patient Satisfaction
Jan

31

2018

LeTourneau Prosthetics Excels In Customer Service And Patient Satisfaction

“The relationship between a prosthetics and orthotics provider and the patient is best described as a combination of friendship, mentorship (where both patient and professional learn from each other), servanthood (on our part) and finally the seller/buyer relationship,” says Tom LeTourneau. “These are all on a long-term basis.” LeTourneau Prosthetics was founded in Beaumont, Texas in 1989. Ever since then, word has been spreading of...

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Intelligent Prosthetics Offer Amputees New Beginnings. Discover The C-Leg!
Jan

31

2018

Intelligent Prosthetics Offer Amputees New Beginnings. Discover The C-Leg!

Losing a limb can be one of the most debilitating events a person can experience. In the past, those who had undergone amputation of the lower leg were often confined to wheelchairs or, worse, to bed. The good news is that this doesn’t have to happen anymore, and individuals can lead healthy normal lives with the help of advanced prosthetics. Prosthetic technology today offers artificial...

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Prosthetic Limb Alignment Leaps Into 21st Century
Jan

02

2018

Prosthetic Limb Alignment Leaps Into 21st Century

Over the years, a good functional prosthetic outcome has depended largely on two elements: a well-designed, comfortable socket with dependable suspension, and proper alignment of the limb componentry to provide the most efficient gait possible. Historically, alignment has been a learned art, not easily mastered. But now in the 21st century alignment has become measurable science enabling prosthetists to maximize amputee gait performance in minimal...

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The History Of The Orthotic And Prosthetic Professions
Nov

22

2017

The History Of The Orthotic And Prosthetic Professions

The origin of orthotic and prosthetic practice is traceable back to ancient times. The first orthotic craftsmen applied leather, textiles and the metals at their disposal to splint-making and bone-setting. The earliest prosthetists emerged from mankind’s physical and spiritual need for functional and cosmetic wholeness in response to limb loss in battle or an accident or a congenital absence. Evidence exists of prosthetic limbs being...

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