News tagged with limb amputation

Making prosthetic limbs feel more natural

A new surgical technique devised by MIT researchers could allow prosthetic limbs to feel much more like natural limbs. Through coordination of the patient's prosthetic limb, existing nerves, and muscle grafts, amputees would ...

May 31, 2017
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Getting smart about diabetic foot ulcers

While wearing appropriate footwear can help treat and prevent diabetic foot ulcers, the leading cause of limb amputation among people with diabetes, noncompliance continues to be an issue, especially among those with loss ...

Feb 08, 2017
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Drug-coated stents prevent leg amputation

Drug-eluting stents can keep clogged leg arteries open, preventing amputation of the leg, suggests research being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans.

Apr 14, 2013
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