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  • 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 [...]

  • June 18, 2018 Camouflage, Design, and the Art of Prostheses

    Accessories, clothing, and outward appearance are just as personal as any other form of self-expression. When it comes to prostheses, many amputees want a device that’s not only functional, but is also an extension of their personal style. In Naked Prosthetics’ (NP) design lab, Manager of Custom Graphics, [...]

  • 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 [...]