We are excited to share the Amputee Coalition board of directors has selected Cassandra “Cass” Isidro as the president...
We are excited to bring back in person our Advocacy Forum in our nation’s capital. Join us from April 16-19 for a...
Only six days after he became a bilateral amputee in 2019, Simon Heaps began playing table tennis. He hasn’t stopped since. The 67-year-old from Milford on Sea, England, hopes to go all the way to the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports World Games in...
Reprinted with permission from We Are The Mighty. Written by Jessica Manfre. In an instant, the life of Marine Corps Sergeant (Ret) Nick Kimmel was irrevocably changed because of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). Despite catastrophic injuries – he hasn’t slowed...
Reprinted with permission from AILM Medical. Stress … what is it? Having stress is common. It is your body’s natural response to a trigger, and it usually doesn’t last long. It’s typically transient and comes and goes. It’s like when you are worried about completing a...
Although you may be unfamiliar with the name Paul Demeyer, if you’ve watched Rugrats in Paris or the Miles From Tomorrowland series as a kid or with your children, you’ve seen his work in action. Spending his career crafting animated characters and storylines, it...
Just the beginning On July 4, 2022, I was barely able to move, heavy chested, fatigued, sweating, heart was racing, and my body felt swollen. I was taken to the hospital. After getting things...
Move! “High-grade chondrosarcoma of the right femur bone.” Was told that by a doctor three years ago. Got my prosthesis 2-1/2 years after the amputation. Told myself I’m gonna walk, hike, and see...
Our world changed forever in September 2020. Out of town with family … packing up our vehicle and behind came my nephew in his car. Instead of hitting the brake, he hit the accelerator and pinned…
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Diabetic Limb Amputation Rates Among Racial, Ethnic Minorities Improve Following Medicaid Expansion
New research found Medicaid expansion was associated with lower rates of diabetic limb amputations among racial minorities in the United States.
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Scientists Debunk ‘Common Belief’ That Nerves are Required for Limb Regeneration
A new study was published in the journal Developmental Biology earlier this year, wherein scientists assert the denervation or nerve supply deficiency are not necessary for the biological process of regeneration to take place.
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Lower Limb Prosthetics Market Study Providing Information on Top Key Players | Fillauer, Ossur (Touch Bionics), Ottobock SE, Endolite And More
This Lower Limb Prosthetics Market report offers detailed analysis supported by reliable statistics on sale and revenue by players for the period 2017-2022. The report also includes company description, major business, Lower Limb Prosthetics product introduction, recent developments and Lower Limb Prosthetics sales by region, type, application and by sales channel.
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Persistently high blood glucose can cause damage to nerves and blood vessels, affecting circulation throughout the body, including the arms, legs, hands, and feet. If anyone has a foot or leg wound with diabetes, they should seek medical advice. These can sometimes make an amputation necessary.
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