What Should I Know

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Our industry gets stuck in the “old” ways of doing things and I want the professionals in our industry to understand how physics and physiology – the compliance, the relationship between the existing limb and the device. It has taken years to get the professionals past the reasoning of just making a good or different limb to solve the issues surrounding their mobility.

Also, we really should start the conversations with the orthopedic surgeons. So many physicians look at amputation as removing a useless piece of anatomy. They take it off without proper consideration of the future for that individual. If its done incorrectly, the patient is compromised before they even get to see a prosthetist , but that conversation is for a different day.