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Advances in Prosthetic Devices Offer Increased Freedom for Amputees

By Aldene Fredenburg Strong but lightweight materials and advances in technology have translated into more comfort and higher function for amputees. In the past artificial limbs were made of wood and existed without moving joints, so that above the joint amputations in particular severely limited the mobility of the individual. In addition, the heavy wooden construction made the use of …

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Artificial Leg – Below The Knee – Prosthetics to Help People Walk Again – Local Specialists

By Daniel Rinella Have you lost your leg, below your knee? Have you had to have an amputation and now you are looking for answers to help you get walking again, the way deserve to? Yes, this is a tough subject to address. The topic of amputation for individuals is an emotional one. Our heart goes out to you. If …

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C-Leg Compact Prosthetic Article – Free Information – Part II

By Daniel Rinella 1.) Safety Requirements The benefits of the C-Leg Compact are that the prosthesis can be adjusted to fit the individual safety requirements of the person who is using it. This is the same benefit that you will find in the C-Leg. For example, when a person needs more safety walking down stairs, the C-Leg Compact will provide …

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C-Leg Compact Prosthetic Article – Free Information – Part I

By Daniel Rinella What Is The C-Leg Compact? The C-Leg compact is a prosthesis that has been designed for those individuals that are less active. In addition, it is for those amputees that are in need of a high degree of stability as well. (This is usually an important point for anyone that wears a prosthesis for walking.) 1.) The …

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Cyborgs – Science Fiction to Scientific Reality

By William Sutherland The year is 2021. It is two decades after the 9/11 attacks. A group of terrorists are seated at an outdoor cafĂ© discussing their plans. A cat observes from about 5 meters away. Images are transmitted from its brain providing real-time information. At the same time, a tiny beetle goes unnoticed as it takes position underneath the …

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Custom Orthotics Are Recommended For Flat Feet?

By Jerome Kaplan Most sources do not recommend custom orthotics for flat feet. Now, for people that have weak or falling arches that have yet to fall completely, they could be the perfect solution. By providing the extra support that your arches need, they could help you be pain-free and possibly prevent your arches from falling further. While some people …

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Custom Orthotics Prevent Worsening & Sometimes Heal Chronic Conditions

By Jerome Kaplan Custom orthotics, as well as non-fitted varieties, can provide a variety of benefits to people with feet problems and to just about anyone. Even if your feet are perfect, your shoes may not be. Shoes that don’t provide good arch support or create imbalances in the way that we walk can eventually cause wide-ranging deformities. No one …

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Microprocessor Controlled Knees – AK Prosthetics – The C-Leg

By Daniel Rinella Do you want to learn more about above knee prostheses? Do you wish you could know what you are talking about when it comes to prosthetic legs? Why Microprocessor-Controlled Knees Are Significant 1.) Introduction Microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knees (MPK) have now set a new standard for stability and ease of use for transfemoral amputees. These microprocessor knees function …

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How Do Orthotics Work? – Nurse’s Guide

By Helen Hecker If you’re having foot pain or foot problems of any kind, you may have been wondering whether orthotics would help cure you. Orthotics have helped many people with various kinds of foot disorders and given them pain relief. Orthotics modify the function of the foot. Not only adults are fit with orthotics but many children as well. …

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Mobility Aids Make Life Easier For Those That Need Them

By Paul J Easton Walking, running, and even standing still are things so many of us take for granted but not all of us have the luxury of walking and getting around comfortably of our own accord. For those of us that are inflected with ailments that make movement difficult mobility aids may provide all the necessary help. Mobility aids …

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