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Life After Limb Loss: Coping with Amputation

Limb amputation can be devastating, both physically and mentally. But for the new amputee, the physical recovery may seem more easily surmountable than the trauma and complex range of emotions resulting from limb loss. Here we’ll discuss the psychological consequences faced by amputees and the resources available to aid in the recovery. Loss Beyond the Continue reading…

Amputee Resources: Liner Basics 101 | Lesson 2

What Does a Socket Do? A socket is the most outer and rigid component of your prosthetic system. It plays a major role in ensuring the comfort and health of your residual limb by providing shape and support to the limb. Because it aids in weight transfer and distribution, if it isn’t fitted correctly, it Continue reading…

Amputee Resources: Liner Basics 101 | Lesson 1

Learning everything you need to know about your amputation and prosthesis can be overwhelming. WillowWood is here to break it down. What Does a Liner Do? Prosthetic liners serve two basic functions: skin protection and suspension of the limb. They are made of three base materials that aid with this function: urethane, silicone, and thermoplastic Continue reading…

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