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Only certified clinic in Southeast with new technology!!!

We are proud to announce that Limbionics of Durham is the only certified clinic in the Southeast for the new suspension technology of the Smart Puck! We are proud to be cutting edge with technology and we are one of … Continue reading

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Bringing The Sense Of Touch to Those Without Hands

One of the biggest issues for amputees missing their hands is that they no longer have a sense of touch. Well, the researchers at the University of Chicago are finding ways to allow amputees to have a sense of touch! … Continue reading

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Stance Control KAFOs….Updating The Conventional KAFO

Stance Control KAFOs (knee ankle foot orthoses) are an underused device that has huge benefits to patients. It is a brace that treats the ankle and knee but utilizes new technology which allows the brace to have knee that is … Continue reading

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We just wanted to pass on a nice email we received from one of our patients yesterday, this is what makes us love our job every day. “I just wanted to send you a small note telling you, this is … Continue reading

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Patients Want Empathy

According to a recent study, it was found that approximately a quarter of patients change health care providers due to not feeling empathy from their providers. Patients typically do not tell their health care providers and just stand up for … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Sleeveless!

While we move into the technology of different vacuum systems, one thing we have to consider is what is the least amount of bulk we are going to have to add to keep the suction which keeps the prosthesis on. … Continue reading

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Vacuum Suspension!

One of the major jobs of ours is to get a prosthesis fitting well and making it feel the most like your leg that we can. Well with recent advances in vacuum suspension this is becoming more feasible! We are … Continue reading

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Studies Show Artery Disease Is On The Rise

A recent study shows that peripheral artery disease, which causes tightening of the arteries and reduced blood flow to your limbs,  has increased by 24% in the past 10 years! Over a quarter of a billion people (that’s right, billion) worldwide … Continue reading

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Improving Suspension

There are many ways to suspend a prosthesis on a patients limb and technology keeps improving and helping us make suspension better for our patients. One newer form of suspension is called “elevated vacuum” which actually uses vacuum suspension! One … Continue reading

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The Biom Is Here!

Have you heard the news?! The new Biom foot is at Limbionics of Durham! The Biom is a prosthetic foot that provides Bionic Propulsion, which means it helps mimic the muscles used when you walk. How does this help you? … Continue reading

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