Prosthesis

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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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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Is a computer controlled prosthesis right for me?

I keep seeing computer controlled prostheses in the news. What does this technology do? Will my insurance cover it?

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What should I be looking for in a prosthetist?

I will be interviewing a few prosthetists and was wondering what type of questions should I be asking? I am a RBKA as of three months ago, so needless to say I don’t have a lot of experience with this process. What should I be looking for in a prosthetist?

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