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Amputee Resources: Liner Basics 101

What Does a Socket Do? A socket is the most outer and rigid component of your prosthetic system. It plays a major role in ensuring the comfort and health of your residual limb by providing shape and support to the limb. Because it aids in weight transfer and distribution, if it isn’t fitted correctly, it Continue reading…

Amputee Resources: Liner Basics 101

Learning everything you need to know about your amputation and prosthesis can be overwhelming. WillowWood is here to break it down. What Does a Liner Do? Prosthetic liners serve two basic functions: skin protection and suspension of the limb. They are made of three base materials that aid with this function: urethane, silicone, and thermoplastic Continue reading…

Get to Know Our ALPHA Design Ordering Channels

Get to know our Alpha DESIGN® ordering channels. With four different platforms to choose from, you’re sure to have an ordering process that suits you and your staff well. FusiformCAST This option allows clinicians to create patient files, work with both casts andCAD files, and track orders all on one online platform. FusiformCAST is a Continue reading…

WillowWood Believes in Innovators of All Types

WillowWood believes that great ideas can come from anywhere. That’s why in 1994, when a six-foot-two man in a lumberjack shirt and beat-up jeans walked into Bob Arbogast’s office, Bob heard him out. His name was Bruce, he was a fishing guide from Montana, and he said he had an invention that worked better than Continue reading…

Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp

WillowWood invited our friends at the Amputee Coalition to be our guest blogger and share information about their Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp, something near and dear to WillowWood and our staff. To apply as a camper or a counselor or to make a donation towards the camp, visit the Amputee Coalition’s website. Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp Continue reading…

The Making of a Wounded Warrior

“Why me?” It’s the one of the first questions retired US Army Staff Sergeant Luke Murphy asked after losing his right leg in an IED explosion during his second tour of Iraq in 2006. Another question: Where do I go from here? As Staff Sgt. Murphy moved forward with his life, he applied the “crawl, Continue reading…

Comfort & Durability Now Fabric-Free

WillowWood’s Alpha Duo™ Liner YOU ASKED, WE LISTENED. It has been long expressed that clinicians and amputees alike desired a fabric-free Alpha Liner option. But the Alpha line is a lot to live up to and creating a fabric-free liner that is as equally as impressive as its counterparts was no easy feat. The unique Continue reading…

What To Do With Used Prostheses?

WillowWood receives several calls a month from families and amputees about what they can do with prostheses that are no longer needed. Our customer care team refers the callers to the Limbs for Life Foundation. We invited Lucy Fraser from the foundation to share what happens these to donations.  Hello from Oklahoma!  I am Lucy Continue reading…

More and Less Lead to Good DESIGN

Less is more. More or less. Why choose? Can’t you have both more and less? Yes! Alpha DESIGN® Liners, prosthetically speaking, eliminate the need for clinicians to choose between more and less. With the release of Alpha DESIGN Liners in 2005 more control was put in the hands of clinicians to design liners from the Continue reading…

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