We asked clinicians what they thought was the hardest part for patients in the first year of using a lower-limb prosthesis. Fifty-six percent chose fear of falling; 37 percent said treating residual limb issues; and four percent responded that donning and doffing the device and self-esteem issues were concerns.
On Twitter, voters were unanimous that residual limb issues were most difficult during the first year.
Then, since Rich Strike had just won the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby, our next poll focused on sporting events. The Super Bowl was the favorite event chosen by 58 percent; 24 percent made other picks: One CPO chose the World Cup for soccer/futbol, and another response was for the Rose Bowl. Eighteen percent went with the World Series, and no one chose the Stanley Cup.
On Twitter, votes were split evenly for the World Series and for “other, you tell us,” but they didn’t give us their choice. Were they World Cup or Rose Bowl fans? We’ll never know.
In our latest poll, since Monday is Memorial Day, we’ve got that extra day off on our minds. Our question: What are your plans for the long weekend?
Tell us what you think. We’d love to hear from you.