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Prosthetics Around the World

It’s 4 a.m. in Beirut, Lebanon. I lay in bed wracking my brain to find a solution for my patient. As a prosthetist from the United States, I’m visiting a rehabilitation center to teach and assist an enthusiastic, local team of technici...

What Are You Waiting For?

Is there anything worse than waiting? Whether it’s the spinning wheel on your laptop or sitting at your house waiting for the cable guy to show up sometime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.—it’s not fun. A few weeks ago, my wife and I we...

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3D Printed Prosthetics: Fad or Future?

About six years ago my father gave me a book titled, Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing. At the time, he told me that this would be coming to the field of prosthetics soon. It took me a while to get through the book because I didn’t in...

Engineering your Workspace

When you’re at work, take a look around your office, conference room, or desk. Are there any windows or plants? Can you see your coworkers? Do you have easy access to the tools you need to effectively do your job? If you’re in a manage...

Prosthetic Myotraining with Video Games

Innovation and creativity have transformed many inconveniences and struggles into simple, even fun tasks. Your groceries can be ordered directly to your door and a voice-controlled speaker in your living room can let you know if it’ll rain o...

A New Era in Motion

My career as a prosthetist encompasses a mere sliver of time in the evolution of prosthetics. However, it is the last few decades that have seen pioneering, influential advances for individuals with limb loss and limb differences. In upper-limb pr...

Living 5S

I started my first job when I was 15 at my uncle’s roofing company. Man, that was hard work. It meant long days in the blazing sun, running up and down ladders with bundles of shingles or tools. All the while, my uncle would holler in the ba...

TMR: The Future of Myoelectric Prosthetics?

In the prosthetics field, we’re all familiar with TMR, or Targeted Muscle Reinnervation. Although this isn’t a new concept, it’s only now gaining acceptance and popularity in the upper limb prosthetics field. I’m going to w...

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