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The Louis Hoffman story: Part 1 – Many years of pain are in the past and the wonders of a silicone s

Silicone sleeve helps relieve blisters In 1984, due to a stroke, Louis Hoffman, now a pensioner, lost feeling on the right hand side of his body, and while suffering from diabetes and after eight bypass operations as well as four stents, subsequently had his right leg amputated below the knee.  In the featured image he […]

Does your prosthesis hurt? Are you walking with difficulty?

Berfor we examine the likely causes that lie behind a painful prosthesis, let us first highlight the background details.  While various levels of amputations are carried out, by far, the most common involve: •Below knee (trans tibial)   •Above knee (trans femoral) No matter the amputation level, there is a great deal your dedicated prosthetist can […]

Daniel Masaiti – a journey in walking comfortably short of three weeks post-surgery with Immediate

Daniel Masaiti is a tobacco and livestock farmer from Marondera, a town situated just south of Harare, Zimbabwe.   Now 53, Daniel was only four years old when he fell from a bicycle and sustained injuries that became infected and caused him to develop a condition known as osteomyelitis.  Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone, […]

Immediate Post-Operative Prosthetics

Roger Wolfson has received tremendous acclaim where it pertains to the use of the Immediate Post-Operative Prosthesis (IPOP) Immediate Post-Operative Prosthesis (Ipop)technique for leg amputations. This technique involves the application of a rigid cast immediately post-surgery while the patient is still in the operating theater, and the attachment of a prosthesis soon thereafter, enabling the patient […]