Rewire your nervous system

Phantom limb pain can be a frustrating challenge for amputees. Phantom motor execution, a new form of rehabilitation, could put an end to it for good Physical rehabilitation that involves the fitting of a prosthesis is not without its growing pains. The road to being fully mobile and functional can...

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First-years: young and restless

Accommodating first-year students studying to become a prosthetist might be exciting, but it is also a great responsibility. When the university sends us first-year students, we are always a bit excited. What makes first-years so special is that they have had little contact with patients, doctors and the workings of...

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Should your prosthesis be anchored to the bone?

Traditionally a prosthesis is fitted onto the place of amputation with the help of a socket. However, osseointegration could do away with sockets for good – at least for the right candidate Bone anchoring prosthesis or osseointegration refers to a prosthesis attached directly to a patient’s skeleton or bone at...

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Walk the line!

We have said it before and we’ll say it again: “Prosthetic alignment cannot be seen, it can only be measured!” Humans are born with balancing capabilities. When using a prosthesis, a patient will take one step and immediately adapt to the prosthesis to maintain equilibrium, irrespective of the prosthetic alignment. […]