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One of the frequent questions we receive from amputees and Prosthetists about using the GlideWear® Prosthetic Liner Patch is, “how do I hold it in place while donning the prosthetic liner“.  This article will shed some light on a great skin-safe adhesive solution to ensure effective and frustration-free placement of the GlideWear Prosthetic Liner Patch. […]

Healthcare professionals who purchase and use products manufactured by Tamarack Habilitation Technologies (Minneapolis, MN USA) can now refer to to our 2013/2014 Tamarack Product Line Information sheet to look up part numbers and purchasing options. Customers are often unaware of the availability of Tamarack Flexure Joint hand tools; designed specifically for fabricating braces that use […]

We recently came across the AmputeeOT YouTube Channel; a weekly video series about prosthetic device options, residual limb care, and other aspects of daily living for amputees. Some of AmputeeOT’s most popular videos include: Up close and personal with a matured residual limb Airline travel as an amputee iWalk 2.0 hands free crutch alternative review […]

Friction is often considered the biggest complaint amongst amputees, yet is often completely ignored in medical journals when the topic of skin breakdown is presented. Despite recent advancements in prosthetic device manufacturing & technology, blisters, pressure sores, and dermatological skin conditions are all-too-often the culprits that prevent amputees from enjoying the freedom and comfort required […]

Amputees – Say goodbye to messy creams and skin-drying powders! Now available from Tamarack Habilitation Technologies (Minneapolis, Minnesota USA), the GlideWear Prosthetic Liner Patch  offers amputees a whole new way of relieving friction and shear-related skin breakdown from their prosthesis. The GlideWear Prosthetic Liner Patch is simply placed between the at-risk area of the skin […]

We recently learned of an incredible local organization, the Wiggle Your Toes Foundation, which is dedicated to helping amputees and their families regain independence and mobility after limb-loss. Founder, Aaron Holm of Minnesota, is a bi-lateral, above-the-knee amputee, who has a passion for helping others navigate through the steps necessary to recover quickly in order […]

The August 2010 issue of the O&P Almanac features an article about a new video titled Using a Below Knee Prosthesis to help below-knee amputees better understand how to properly use their new prosthesis. Tom Norton, CPO, FAAOP developed the video from his 17 years of experience as a prosthetist. Although there’s no substitute for […]