2018 is going to be my year!

A new year means new beginnings and for newly-wed amputee Marcelle Jacobs, 2018 has much in store, including new prosthetic legs. There is something refreshing and inspiring about a new year. January brings with it a chance to turn over a new leaf and drives an amazing sense of motivation...

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Mud, sweat and fears

Travelling on muddy, rock-strewn roads with hailstorms brewing overhead is no easy task, but it is life-changing. All the more reason to sign up for Quads4Quads 2018 It’s that time of the year. People get Novemberitis. It’s a frustrating time. It’s too early to close your doors and too late...

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FAQs from amputees

After an amputation, you could be left uncertain about how to go about life. Here are answers to some of the frequently asked questions from amputees For any new amputee, the event of losing a limb is in itself a very traumatic experience. It immediately raises hundreds of questions and...

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On his way to Tokyo

Meet Jarryd Solomons, a kind, soft-spoken, active individual. He is a student, an athlete and an amputee. mputees on the athletics field are not news any more. As exemplified by Samkelo Radebe, it’s quite obvious that amputees are able to compete in the athletics arena with times of some of...

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Losing your mind about losing a limb

Xenomelia, or foreign limb syndrome, is a condition where an otherwise healthy person has the dysphoric feeling that one of their limbs does not belong to them. This condition is also characterised by the intense desire to amputate the healthy limb. I’m sure many of us sometimes stare at ourselves...

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No Kidding

Being a parent is hard enough, but being a parent to a child amputee is a whole new challenge. Here are some pointers for parents As prosthetists, our expertise lies in treating patients who have lost a limb. Often we are faced with parents who are in just as much...

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