April 26, 2019

An Amputee’s Toughest Challenge Yet: Her 140-Mile Run in the Desert

THE SAHARA — It was the last difficult stage of one of the world’s most punishing races. The runners, by now walking, began a steep climb up a 25 percent grade, which required many of them to use fixed ropes to reach the summit. As Amy Palmiero-Winters, 46, of Hicksville, N.Y., began the sharp

The importance of having capable insurance experts on hand.

The art of getting our patients the level of care they deserve, not the level of care insurance providers think they qualify for! Our belief is that patients should be spending their time reclaiming their mobility and lifestyle, not on the phone arguing over claims with health insurance companies. Our insurance task force has amassed

March 11, 2019

Promoting Functional Outcomes with the Ertl Procedure

In traditional amputation, pain in the residual limb can be a challenge to both the patient and care provider. A major cause of pain in transradial and transtibial amputations is instability between the residual bones. Ertl's osteomyoplastic operation induces the formation of an osseous bridge between the tibia/fibula or radius/ulna by placing a strut graft of fibula/ulna

Cosmetic Skin Covers and Rehabilitation

The SkinTones™ System unifies form and function to create a realistic silicone cover which looks natural while protecting the prosthesis. Restoring an amputee's anatomy carries undeniable psychological effects that can literally improve their outlook on life. This can be an invaluable step in their rehabilitation as they return to work, school and everyday life. The

Enabling Upper Extremity Amputees

The prostheses pictured above seamlessly integrate carbon-graphite, hand-sculpted silicone, a multi-articulating finger system, and a BOA® tensioning mechanism, all working together to provide effective and unrestricted wrist movement while maintaining a comfortable and confident fit. This is only one of many innovations that A Step Ahead makes available to our upper-extremity patients. We chose to share this example to show

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