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  • Orthotics & Prosthetics
An Orthotic Approach to Plantar Fasciitis

The definition of Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of the thick band of tissue at the bottom of the heel. (Picture 1. Anatomy of the foot) This thick band of tissue is a weblike ligament that connects your heel to the front of your foot. It works as a shock absorber to protect the arch […]

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  • Orthotics & Prosthetics
Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Increases Control of Prosthetics and Decreases Pain

Phantom limb syndrome and resulting pain are very real things for many amputees. However, a relatively new procedure can ease these and other issues for patients. Targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) is a surgical procedure first performed in the early 2000s that was initially developed for patients with shoulder disarticulations or transhumeral amputations. The goal of […]

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  • Orthotics & Prosthetics
Options for Knee Orthoses

There are many different types of knee braces out on the market nowadays. With so many viable options, how do you know what brace is right for you? Our article below is a good starting point, but it’s also vital to discuss your needs with your provider. Knee braces can be prefabricated or custom-built, made […]

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  • Orthotics & Prosthetics
Support For Limb Loss Is Easier To Find Than You Might Think

Losing a limb obviously isn’t easy. It can be just as difficult on you emotionally and mentally as it is physically. But it’s important to remember that you’re never alone. In addition to the support offered but your practitioner team, there are many organizations and resources out there to help and support you through this […]

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  • Orthotics & Prosthetics
Microprocessors Aren’t Just For Smartphones Any More

There’s no doubt that advanced technology makes the world go ‘round. But self-driving cars and super-computers aren’t the only industries that use high-end tech to keep people moving forward. The orthotic and prosthetic field has made great use of microprocessors to keep patients mobile. They might not move as fast as a Tesla, but they’ll […]

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  • Orthotics & Prosthetics
Upper-Extremity Amputations and Available Solutions

Limb loss is a major, life-changing event and not everyone has access or knows about the options available. Especially when it comes to upper-extremity amputees. When we talk about prosthetic solutions, it’s common to think about the lower extremities. But we can’t forget those with upper-extremity amputations, as they can be just as complex. As […]

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  • Orthotics & Prosthetics
A Solution For Unseen Complications

Most of us think we have an idea of what a prosthetic looks like. There’s the obviously visual: the prosthetic socket, which contains the residual limb, along with different knees and feet that are also visible. What may be surprising is there are many other, often unseen, components that play a crucial role in the […]

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  • Orthotics & Prosthetics
A Tillges Guide to Partial Foot Amputation Prosthetics

Amputations can occur at many different levels and on any limb. Most are familiar with lower limb amputation as new and exciting “robotic” technology in prosthetic legs seems to get people’s attention. What may come as a shock is that partial foot amputations are actually one of the most common; nearly 75% of all lower […]

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