The Impact of Additional Training and Resources on Functional Mobility and Balance
July 18th 2018
The impact of lower-limb amputation on physical activity and participation cannot be overstated. While some people who undergo lower-limb amputation have access to an initial rehabilitation program in the first few months after their amputations, for many, considerable apprehension persists, along with decreased strength, balance, endurance, and coordination. There have been…
Strengthening the Interprofessional Approach to Fall Prevention
July 3rd 2018
Health care professionals who work with older adults are all too familiar with the devastating sequelae of falls, including injury and fear of falling that can lead to activity restriction and further risk of falls. Most worrisome is that death rates from falls have doubled between 2000 and 2014, which highlights…
Boston Marathon Bomb Survivors Are Inspiring Medical Advances
June 19th 2018
In five years since the Boston Marathon bombing, medical science has made promising advances in amputations and artificial limbs, in part because of lessons learned from the victims and research dollars made available as a result of the attack. Some of the 17 people who lost limbs in the April…
Double Amputee Summits Everest Decades After Losing Feet In Failed Attempt
June 4th 2018
It was roughly 43 years ago that Xia Boyu made his first attempt to scale Mount Everest. The Chinese climber had been in his mid-20s, serving in an expedition that came close to the peak before it unraveled under the force of high-altitude storms.
Xia lost his feet to frostbite…
Vitamin D deficiency associated with increased type 2 diabetes risk
May 21st 2018
Being deficient in vitamin D could increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. The research from US and South Korean scientists builds on existing studies linking vitamin D deficiency to type 2 diabetes risk, but the mechanisms behind this association are not fully understood. The study team now plans to investigate…
STEM Student Perspectives
January 26th 2018
After spending roughly a month shadowing Brian, Rick and David at American Orthopedics, I have been completely blown away by the whole operation.
One experience in particular really stuck out to me, and it was an experience that I hope to never forget. I was able to see a patient…
Staying at a Hotel with a Prosthesis
December 26th 2017
There are many accommodations we make for ourselves in our own homes we may take for granted on a daily basis. When staying in an unfamiliar hotel there are certain things that should be taken into consideration to ensure you will be able to safely carry out your activities of…
Traveling with a Prosthesis
November 26th 2017
Everyone knows that air travel can be full of hassles. Add wearing a prosthesis into the mix, and the thought of getting from security to your seat can be downright overwhelming.
Below are tips for getting through the airport with minimal difficulty.
Let the TSA workers know you wear a…