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Insurance Coverage / Microprocessor knees and insurance
« on: July 14, 2009, 09:50:43 AM »

    Has anyone with UnitedHealthcare insurance ever had them pay for a C-leg or any microprocessor knee?

General Discussion / Re: members?????
« on: May 11, 2009, 09:35:22 AM »
Quote from: Mitchee on May 10, 2009, 08:44:31 PM

IMHO... cats are not a good solution, cats should live 100% indoors. 

    Indoor cats are pussies !!!!    ;D   ::)

General Discussion / Re: Harley's anyone?
« on: March 26, 2009, 07:55:49 PM »
Sounds like you already "have your motor runnin".  Have fun and be careful pin-hi.

General Discussion / Re: Amputee trivia
« on: August 30, 2008, 09:26:59 PM »

         "a paroxysm of alcohol and violence, turning him into a different man"

     I've tried that defense a few times myself.......   didn't work for me either, but I still have my head!

General Discussion / Re: Stubbie feet ???
« on: August 08, 2008, 10:54:34 PM »

    Thanks Neal....  That's pretty much what I have just learned from others.

General Discussion / Re: Stubbie feet ???
« on: August 07, 2008, 11:35:29 AM »

  Thanks to all for the replies.

  tbrbeast......   From your description, that setup still isn't what I'm looking for. I'm still seaching.

  Dick......  Cameron's setup is what I'm after.  He's a busy fella and hard to get in touch with.

General Discussion / Re: Stubbie feet ???
« on: August 02, 2008, 10:44:35 PM »

  Ann....  Actually Stella is my regional representative from the ACA.  I've emailed her twice without a reply so far.  Not sure how to contact Manuel.

  I became a bilat aka in 2006 after my last two amps.  At last years ACA conference, I quizzed and talked with some of the folks with stubbies.  When I finally was healed from my surgeries, I asked my legist to make me a set.  What I got was sockets, approx 15 inch pylons, and flex feet.  After about 3 months of PT without much progress in learning how to stand and balance, much less walk, I wanted to get closer to the ground.  Then after this year's conference, I made the request explaining what I wanted, or so I thought.  Never thought I'd have this much trouble.

  pegleg...  yes, stubbies are for aka's.  I have thought of the machine shop idea, but wanted that to be a last resort.

General Discussion / Re: Stubbie feet ???
« on: August 02, 2008, 12:25:12 PM »

Hopefully, I've put a pic here showing a better shot of the stubbies and the "feet" that are attached.  The old school way was to attach a small sach foot backwards to the short pylon.  I'm old school in alot of ways, but don't want that setup.  That is what my leg guy did and says he can't come up with the "feet" that are shown in the pic. They have to be out there somewhere.

General Discussion / Re: Stubbie feet ???
« on: August 01, 2008, 08:01:32 AM »

    Another term for the device is a "rocker bottom".

General Discussion / Re: Stubbie feet ???
« on: July 31, 2008, 03:44:58 PM »

  Thanks Bob, but what I'm looking for actually isn't a foot at all.  It looks like a 4x6 inch piece of 3/4 inch plywood with some tread on the bottom.  I'm sure that it probably isn't plywood, but most likely some sort of composite material.

General Discussion / Stubbie feet ???
« on: July 31, 2008, 11:24:50 AM »

  After attending the ACA conference, I am wanting to change my prosthetic set up to what I saw many others wearing.   My leg guy says he can't come up with the platform type feet that others had.  I even sent him a picture.

Does anyone know of a supplier for the platforms that serve as a "foot" for stubbies?


General Discussion / Re: ACA Convention
« on: June 03, 2008, 01:39:47 PM »

  I live within 50 miles of the Atlanta hotel, so I'm glad that the conference is within reach for me.  When they move it elsewhere, I most likely won't be attending. 

  Last year, I drove in a couple of days.  This year, I dcided to take the plunge and stay at the hotel instead of dealing with the Atlanta traffic.  I'm looking forward to a good time.

  From listening to folks last year, I understand the hotel resturants were quite expensive.  I plan on taking some cheese/peanut butter crackers, diet cokes, maybe even a couple of cans of viennas.  I won't starve for sure.

General Discussion / Re: ACA Convention
« on: June 03, 2008, 12:35:47 PM »

  Dick, you mentioned the lack of resturants close by.  Try this link,then search for resturants, pharmacies, whatever....   I got a list of 150 resturants within 1 1/2 miles of the hotel.


Something else insurance won't want to pay for!!

General Discussion / ACA Convention
« on: June 02, 2008, 07:46:55 AM »

  Anyone coming to Atlanta for the ACA convention this month?

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