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  • April 27, 2021 Sensory & Desensitization Kit

    There are nearly 45 miles of nerves running through our bodies. The human hand contains about 100,000 nerves, of at least 20 different kinds and each fingertip has about 3,000 nerve receptors, primarily for pressure. Normal sensation in the hand involves: thousands of specialized nerve receptors, communicating on [...]

  • “Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Don’t take no for an answer. If you believe in the proposed solution, keep going back and asking for it. The insurance game is not just between doctors and your advocate.”
    December 17, 2020 Denying Defeat: Jeanie’s Road to Approval

    Jeanie McGarvey came into the world with hand deformities. Her little fingers never fully developed due to bands wrapping around them before she was born. A sharp and inquisitive little girl, she adapted well. Blessed with lots of friends and a seemingly endless supply of energy, she never [...]

  • October 5, 2020 Social Media as Therapy: Help at Our Fingertips

    “So today marks my year. I was lost trying to navigate my injury… In research I found this group. It changed the direction of my healing. Helped me realize I'm in charge of my recovery… I'm where I am because my choices and help from family like you. [...]

  • January 30, 2020 Cold Weather Care for Partial Hand and Finger Amputees

    We are approaching the half-way point of the season and the difficulties that come with the weather change continue to affect people’s lives, particularly the amputee community. It is very common for partial hand and finger amputees to experience extreme hypersensitivity and cold intolerance because of the high [...]

  • July 31, 2019 Travel Tips: Finger Prosthetics and Airport Security

    Sometimes people wonder, ‘Do I need to remove my prosthetic device when going through airport security? What about packing it in my suitcase?’ Because it is medically necessary equipment, it’s not always required that you remove your prosthetic finger(s), but it’s important to be prepared in case you [...]