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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 ...

OPAF Welcomes New Board Members

The Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF) has welcomed new officers and board members for fiscal year 2014-2015, as follows: ...

Researchers Find an Off Switch for Pain

Saint Louis University (SLU) researcher Daniela Salvemini, PhD, and colleagues within SLU, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other ...
Researchers Strive to Limit Errors in Powered Prostheses

Researchers Strive to Limit Errors in Powered Prostheses

Photograph courtesy of NC State University. Powered lower-limb prosthetic devices hold promise for improving the mobility of amputees, but errors ...
National Disability Institute Encourages Passage of ABLE Act

National Disability Institute Encourages Passage of ABLE Act

On November 24, National Disability Institute (NDI) Executive Director Michael Morris issued the following statement on the Achieving a Better ...
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