Listed below are links to a variety of YouTube videos related to amputees and their prostheses. While there are many more videos similar to these available on YouTube, hopefully this small selection will be either instructional or inspirational to you or a loved one.
Leg amputation and life afterwards – from post-op rehab, prosthetic gait training to adjusting to life at home. A British production with many relevant points covered.
Preparing your residual limb for prosthetic fitting – massaging, scar mobilization, desensitization, and end-bearing exercises. Note this amputee’s limb was fully healed. If yours is not, be more careful and stay away from your healing incision line.
Cleaning your prosthetic liner – I would recommend that when you are done cleaning your liner, roll it fabric side out before placing it on your drying stand.
Dr. Robert Gailey provides tips for post prosthetic fitting rehabilitation. While this video is almost 18 minutes long and at times technical, it’s worth the time especially if you are a P.T.
AK amputees demonstrate how wear the prosthesis with Ossur x5 liner. Normally with this type of liner, you would spray a water/alcohol mix on the seal rings and inside the socket before donning your prosthesis.
Hip disarticulation amputee excels with the Otto Bock Helix hip joint.
Prosthetics in Action
A below-knee amputee running for the first time. Note the special running foot on her prosthesis.
Running with as an above knee amputee.
A below-knee amputee plays tennis.
A bi-lateral above-knee amputee plays golf. Balance during the swing is aided by a strap wrapped around the golfer’s waist.
Upper-extremity amputee donning prosthesis and putting on dress shirt and tie. It’s not easy, but lots of everyday activities can be accomplished by amputees using a prosthesis.
Other Videos Around the Web:
– For those with a little extra time, you might also be interested as Dr. Douglas G. Smith, UW professor, talks about the remarkable enhancements in prevention, prosthetics, rehabilitation and patient care with advancing function for the amputee or preserving a limb at risk.
Preserving Limbs and Surviving Limb Loss: Resuming an Active and Productive Life