8 Prosthetic fitting tips

Prosthetics 411 In developing educational materials for lower limb prosthesis users, we’ve saved some of the most helpful information we’ve received from our bloggers, prosthetists and others so that we can put it here on the Momentum blog. This post should not be considered as a substitute for medical, legal or financial advice from a…

Prosthetic socket fit and alignment

Prosthetics 411 In developing educational materials for lower limb prosthesis users, we’ve saved some of the most helpful information we’ve received from our bloggers, prosthetists and others so that we can put it here on the Momentum blog. This post should not be considered as a substitute for medical, legal or financial advice from a qualified…

What to expect during the fitting process

Prosthetics 411 In developing educational materials for lower limb prosthesis users, we’ve saved some of the most helpful information we’ve received from our bloggers, prosthetists and others so that we can put it here on the Momentum blog. This post should not be considered as a substitute for medical, legal or financial advice from a…

Art + Science

My all-time favorite holiday gift was an Arts & Crafts kit from my Aunt Candy.  On the outside, it looked like a plain shirt box from Macy’s.  But inside, it shined with hope and promise.  It was filled with sheets of construction paper, brightly colored tape, scraps of fabric, tubes of glitter, magic markers, and…

Patience vs. Frustration

Patience is a virtue. You will learn patience. Patience is key. These are all  phrases I have heard my whole life, but when it comes to limb loss, patience really is a must learn. I always thought that as my limb lost volume (shrinks) it would be easier and easier to fit a socket, but…

Socket to Me!

In my last blog I mentioned that I would soon be transitioning from the C-Leg to the  Ottobock  X3 knee.  Just last week my insurance company approved the knees and the transition has begun. On Friday I took my first steps with the new X3 knees, Triton feet and newly fabricated test / check sockets!…