Health

New limbs, new life for South Sudan amputees

Stephen, 12, romps confidently around the sunlit courtyard, weaving in between wheelchair-bound patients as he plays with the other children, his prosthetic leg barely a hindrance.

Other

Prosthetic knee type may determine cost of care for amputees

In a new study published in Prosthetics and Orthotics International, Mayo Clinic researchers describe the direct medical costs of falls in adults with a transfemoral amputation. In this type of amputation, the leg is amputated ...

Other

Meet vincent, the cat with the titanium legs

(HealthDay)— Vincent the cat's nine lives are far from over: He's recovering well after receiving high-tech hind legs that replace those lost when he was a kitten.

Medical research

Technology offers hope of better bionic legs

(HealthDay)—Scientists say they're making progress toward developing a motorized artificial lower leg that automatically adjusts to changes in movement, such as from walking to using stairs.

Surgery

The extreme athlete who built a new knee

When Brian Bartlett was 24 he was hit by a car from behind so hard it ripped his right leg off instantly. It all happened so fast. He doesn't like to talk about it. "You really can't understand," he told me. "There's just ...

Other

Amputees found to shy away from prosthetics

Local researchers have predicted several points in time in which lower-limb amputees may stop using their prostheses after they are discharged from rehab.

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