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This is my first time flying since my amputation. What do I need to know?

I loved going to amusement parks before my amputation. Am I still able to ride on the rides with a prosthesis?

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What is the best way to have success with my new prosthesis?

I am a new amputee. What is the best way to have success with my new prosthesis?

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How do I need to care for my feet now that I have been diagnosed with diabetes?

I have just been diagnosed with diabetes and I have heard that my feet are at risk. How do I need to care for my feet now that I have been diagnosed with diabetes?

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Am I still able to ride amusement park rides with a prosthesis?

I loved going to amusement parks before my amputation. Am I still able to ride on the rides with a prosthesis?

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How does a leg prosthesis work? Why are some metal rods while others look like real legs?

How does a leg prosthesis work? What does it look like? Why are some metal rods while others look like real legs?

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Is there anything that can help with excessive perspiration when using my prosthesis?

With summer approaching I am having my usual problems with sweating, liner sloping, and being so hot from the leg. Is there anything that can help with this? A.B. – Newport News

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Will my insurance pay for the new prosthesis I need?

I am facing an above the knee amputation and have heard that my insurance company may put restrictions of the kind of prosthesis I will get. Is there anything I can do about this?

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I have seen a lot in the news lately about 3D prosthetic devices…

I have seen a lot in the news lately about 3D prosthetic devices. Do these work as well as custom made prosthetics? I have heard they are a lot cheaper.

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How do I determine the amount of prosthetic socks I should wear?

I have heard that people need to adjust the amount of prosthetic socks they wear throughout the day. How do I determine the amount of prosthetic socks I should wear?

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I have diabetes. How should I care for my feet?

Hello, I have diabetes and I have heard that I need to take special care of my feet. What are common complications of diabetes that involve my feet, and how should I care for them?

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