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A few years before the novel starts, Kirby got in a vicious car accident and had to get below the knee of her left leg amputated. You'd never know unless she was wearing shorts.

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Road to Recovery following Knee Replacement

Stay motivated during knee replacement recovery. It will not be easy, but worth the effort!

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On the morning of Aug. 19, 34-year-old Jessica Rodriguez checked into Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) to have a right leg below the knee amputation performed. #EDS #EDSAwareness #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #Lymphedema #AVM #KTS #CTD #HCTD #MCTD #UCTD

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10 Most Inspirational Athletes With Prosthetic Limbs

Aimee Mullins - She is a brave, strong, inspirational woman. She is also a paralympian athletic, actress and model - and she is beautiful. Due to a birth defect she had to have both of her legs amputated below the knee on her 1st birthday. She learned to walk on prosthetic legs by the time she was two, and the rest of her life she has been doing the usual athletic activies of her peers!

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How to Wear a Denim Jacket and Actually Look Cool

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Rehabilitation for Below-Knee Amputation

Below-the-knee amputation. Rehabilitation following such an amputation is a long process that requires a great deal of strength and dedication. In addition to addressing physical issues,...

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BKA. Below the knee amputation. Back table setup. No mayo stand. Surgical Tech. General and vascular surgery.

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These are quick videos on fall prevention. This can be beneficial for patients who plan to live at home once they regain their strength.

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A common method of wrapping an amputation stump. Top, Wrapping for above-knee amputation. Bottom, Wrapping for below-knee amputation

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Living leg-end Meet the first man in Army history who returned to combat after an amputation

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“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” - Ella Fitzgerald

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Sarah Reinertsen was born with a congenital birth defect. At the age of seven, her leg was amputated. She broke the 100-meter world record for female above-the-knee amputees at 13. At the age of thirty, she became the first female leg-amputee to complete the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. A year later, in CBS’s reality television show The Amazing Race 10, she scaled the Great Wall of China. This woman is courage and tenacity, in a 5-foot nothing, one-legged frame. Awesome and…

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Home Exercises for Lower Extremity Amputees

A below-the-knee amputation, where the lower portion of the leg is removed, may be performed because of disease or severe injury that eliminates the function of your lower leg. Rehabilitation following such an amputation is a long process that requires a great deal of strength and dedication. In addition to addressing physical issues,...

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Inspiring Teen Continues to Pursue Her Love of Dance After Leg Amputation

15-year-old Gabi Shull had cancer. She had the opportunity to receive a revolutionary form of surgery called rotationplasty. In a Youtube video, Shull explains that after the affected knee was removed, “they took my lower leg and foot, twisted it 180 degrees backwards, and attached it to my thigh.” That's right when not in the prosthesis, her foot is actually pointing backwards. This is necessary so she can still use the nerves and muscles in her foot to point.

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