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  • 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 [...]

  • July 9, 2019 Mental Health and Partial Hand Amputation: It’s More Important Than You Think

    Matt Finney was a proud new father. He worked as a concrete finisher who enjoyed fishing and riding his motorcycle. So, when four of the five digits on Matt Finney’s right hand were partially amputated due to vascular occlusion in his right arm, it’s an understatement to say [...]

  • June 13, 2019 4 Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Prosthetist

    Choosing a prosthetist is a big decision! Unlike most doctors, your prosthetist is someone you will continue to see several times per year and throughout your lifetime as a prosthesis user. A prosthetist is an allied health professional who has been educated and certified to specialize in the [...]

  • May 14, 2019 Amputee Support: Helping an Underserved Group

    “You all aren’t just changing lives, you’re saving them,” says quadruple-digit amputee Matt, who is an administrator for a new online support group specifically for finger and partial hand amputees. Designed primarily as an amputee-to-amputee forum, the Facebook support group also serves as a place for caregivers, industry [...]

  • May 8, 2019 Laughter and Trauma: The Healing Connection

    There’s an old adage: Laughter is the best medicine. This is so true for many in the finger and partial hand amputation community. Time and again those living with finger loss find themselves looking to humor to help deal with both the physical and mental challenges they face. [...]