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Lessons for Amputees from Australia's Osseointegration Exposé

Lessons for Amputees from Australia’s Osseointegration Exposé

60 Minutes Australia portrayed the world's top osseointegration surgeon as a reckless profiteer and made OI look risky and painful ...
Amputees Might Get a Kick Out of New Bionic Arm

Amputees Might Get a Kick Out of New Bionic Arm

Polish engineers have developed a bionic arm that users control via their toes, heels, and ankles. This intuitive interface is ...
Can LSD Cure Phantom Limb Pain for Amputees?

Can LSD Cure Phantom Limb Pain for Amputees?

The theory that psychedelics might help alleviate phantom limb pain isn’t new. It’s decades old—and the earliest research dates back ...
A Better Way to Teach Amputees to Use Prosthetics

A Better Way to Teach Amputees to Use Prosthetics

A new paper argues that prosthetists, PTs, and other clinicians tend to use unhelpful methods of teaching amputees to use ...
A Stone Age Amputee Rewrites the History Books

A Stone Age Amputee Rewrites the History Books

A new discovery dates medical amputation to more than 30,000 years ago, radically altering our understanding of how human medical ...
The ABCs of Getting Good ZZZs

The ABCs of Getting Good ZZZs

Amputees routinely struggle with disrupted sleep patterns. Above-knee amputee Elayna Alexandra's solution doesn’t require a prescription, and it’s totally free ...

Researchers Improve Brain Control of Robotic Arm

In another demonstration of brain-computer interface (BCI) technology, a woman with quadriplegia used just her thoughts to shape the hand ...
Research Might Help Improve Amputees' Mobility

Research Might Help Improve Amputees’ Mobility

Photograph courtesy of UNTHSC After diabetes took part of her left leg, Jackie Smith, 66, worried whether she would ever ...
Marine Is First Amputee to Graduate from Survival Course

Marine Is First Amputee to Graduate from Survival Course

Staff Sgt. Adam Jacks. Photograph by Maj. Eve Baker. The Marine Combat Instructor of Water Survival (MCIWS) course is a ...

5 Holiday Tips for Family Caregivers

During the holiday season, caregivers can become overwhelmed by their already busy schedules. In fact, a study by the Massachusetts ...
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