Lower limb Amputee Stories2023-09-29T16:16:36-07:00

Lower Limb Amputee Podcast

Congenital Limb Difference Podcast Angie Sandow

November 30th, 2023|

My guest in this episode of the We’re Not Stumped podcast is the closest to me than any other guest I’ve had the pleasure to have on. Her name is Angie Sandow, and just like me, she was born without a right hand. What an honor to have her on! As she always does,

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Above Knee Limb Loss Podcast Jeanette Jones

November 7th, 2023|

Jeanette Jones is a childhood cancer survivor. Despite many attempts to save her left leg over a period of four years, she had to have her leg amputated at age 16. She discusses her barttle to both survive and save her leg in this episode of the We're Not Stumped above knee amputee podcast.

We’re Not Stumped Amputee Podcast Season 2 Episode 16 Singer / Song Writer / Novelist Carlos Baker

September 15th, 2023|

Carlos Baker is a songwriter, musician, author, father of 4, ex-pat, amputee, survivor of childhood cancer and adult depression. Having spent his entire life saturated both in music and writing, his band C.K. Baker Bands has released their sophomore album, Find your Way. Carlos’s gift as a songwriter comes alive as an alternative rock

About Lower Limb Amputees

“Lower limb amputees” are individuals who have undergone the surgical removal or have congenital absence of one or more of their lower limbs, typically the legs and feet. Lower limb amputations can occur for various reasons, including trauma, vascular diseases (such as diabetes-related complications), congenital conditions, infections, or other medical issues.

The level of lower limb amputation can vary, and terminology is used to describe the specific location of the amputation:

  1. Transfemoral (Above-Knee Amputation): This type of amputation occurs above the knee joint, resulting in the loss of the entire lower leg and foot.
  2. Transtibial (Below-Knee Amputation): In a transtibial amputation, the amputation takes place below the knee joint, preserving the thigh but removing the lower leg and foot.
  3. Syme’s Amputation: Syme’s amputation involves the removal of the foot at the ankle joint while preserving the heel pad. This type of amputation is relatively rare but can offer certain advantages for prosthetic fitting.
  4. Partial Foot Amputation: Some individuals may experience partial foot amputations, where only a portion of the foot is removed.

Lower limb amputees often require prosthetic limbs or devices to regain mobility and functionality. Prosthetic solutions for lower limb amputees are designed to compensate for the lost limb and help individuals walk, stand, and engage in various activities. These prosthetic devices can range from basic prostheses for walking to more advanced, computer-assisted prosthetic limbs that enable a higher level of mobility and adaptability.

Rehabilitation and support from healthcare professionals, including prosthetists and physical therapists, are essential components of the recovery process for lower limb amputees. They work closely with patients to ensure proper prosthetic fitting, provide training on prosthetic use, and help individuals regain independence and improve their quality of life.

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