5 Inspiring Amputee Stories

Losing a limb due to injury or disease can be a dark, depressing time in a person’s life. At Georgia Prosthetics, we see extraordinary people every day who overcome the odds and go on to live a productive, fulfilling life with their new prosthesis. This got us thinking about some of the most inspiring amputee […]

Prosthesis Not Fitting Right? You May Need a 2nd Opinion

Whether you have a new prosthesis or an old one, it is important that it fits right. Having a poorly fitted prosthesis can cause pain around the rest of your body, keep you off balance, and be difficult to manage over time. Most importantly, it isn’t something you should have to deal with. Here at […]

How to Overcome Confidence Issues with a Prosthesis

Losing a limb is never an easy process. It can be physically painful and leave a patient with many questions and doubts. It can be scary and make you wonder who you are and what your life will become. While a prosthesis can help amputees physically, there are still many psychological, emotional, and even spiritual […]

How to Prevent Blisters When Receiving a Prosthesis

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Getting a new prosthesis is a great way for amputees to continue living the life they’ve always wanted. We take great pride in the fact that our patients can do everything from moving around the house with ease to running marathons. One thing that can hold you back from enjoying life, however, are painful blisters. […]

New Year, New You: Is it Time for a New Prosthesis?

New Year’s resolutions have been around for thousands of years. The New Year provides an opportunity to reflect on your life and plan to make changes. While many resolutions require months of discipline and work, one change you could make starts with a simple phone call to Georgia Prosthetics – getting a new prosthesis. A […]

Most Important Things to Consider When Choosing a Prosthesis

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Amputees today have many different options, and choosing a prosthesis is an important decision. Not only will you use it for many years, but the right prosthesis can be pain-free and enable the lifestyle you want. In this article, we’ll discuss the most important things to consider when choosing a prosthesis. Form or function…or both? […]

Amputee with Back Pain? Your Prosthesis May Be Too Long or Short

Back pain is a common problem amongst amputees. 20-40% of the general population experience back pain, but according to a study out of Manchester, UK, 62% of transtibial amputees and 81% of transfemoral amputees suffered from back pain. What causes back pain? There are several different causes of back pain, including some very serious medical […]

Are You a Below the Knee Amputee With Shin Pain?

Many of our patients come to us because of a Below the Knee Amputation (BKA). BKA is one of the most common types of amputations, and while it can certainly be discouraging (even heartbreaking) to lose part of your leg, we take pride in helping our patients go on to live full lives. For many, […]

Are Prosthetic Arms and Legs Waterproof?

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Whether you are an avid swimmer, you like relaxing on the beach, or you simply want to know for hygiene purposes (like bathing and showering), many of our patients ask us the question, “Is my prosthetic going to be waterproof?” It’s a great question and one we felt needed to be addressed so we can […]