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  • 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. [...]

  • May 7, 2019 A Personal Essay on Persevering Through Amputation

    Tolkien once said, “It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.” Although he may not have intended it, these words of wisdom may have no better target audience than new amputees. Tolkien’s words fittingly emphasize that it is not our [...]

  • March 10, 2018 What to Expect During the Insurance Process for Functional Prosthetic Fingers

    Sometimes gaining insurance approval for a prosthetic device can feel like an uphill battle—especially for those who need an upper-limb solution. The process for gaining insurance approval for prosthetic devices typically begins with a certified prosthetist submitting a claim for coverage. For those who hope to acquire an [...]