The world of prosthetics is relatively unfamiliar to the general public, but the advancements in prosthetics over the past couple decades amaze those who come in contact with one. Prosthetics today are technologically advanced and are designed specific for each individual, allowing amputees to be as functional as they were prior to amputation, and in some cases more.
Prosthetics are made up of various components with varying degrees of complexity, and it seems like the technology is constantly evolving. However, there are some generalities of a prosthetic leg that need to be initially understood. That understanding is crucial for a person who is living with limb loss, as well as those who have a friend or loved one who is dealing with amputation.
As with any new obstacle in life, Jim Stevens had no idea what the future would hold when he lost his limb below the knee. He knew very little about prosthetics, or life as an amputee. He didn't know what all it would entail. Would he be confined to a wheelchair? Would he be able to resume the things in life he enjoyed?
Through education and awareness, we can make a difference in the limb loss and effecting community. Everyday we learn about individuals and the challenges they have faced, currently face...AND OVERCOME!
It's time to celebrate their accomplishments, as April is Limb Loss Awareness Month!
As one year draws to a close and another is soon to begin, now is an excellent time to take a look at your insurance policies to see if there are any last minute opportunities to take advantage of. You might save a significant amount of money by taking care of these appointments now, instead of waiting until the New Year, 2017.