Latest Amputation Stories

2014-02-28 23:04:34

North American Seminars, healthclick is a national provider of Continuing Medical Education for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Assistants. Franklin, TN (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Healthclick develops PT online continuing education courses in the United States for the Physical Therapy, Occupational professional population. In addition, Healthclick creates healthcare software applications that address specific medical needs in the worldwide healthcare community. Mobile...

Phantom Limb Pain Relieved With New Method
2014-02-26 11:47:38

[ Watch The Video: Treating Phantom Limb Pain After An Amputation ] Johanna Wilde, Chalmers University of Technology Max Ortiz Catalan, researcher at Chalmers University of Technology, has developed a new method for the treatment of phantom limb pain (PLP) after an amputation. The method is based on a unique combination of several technologies, and has been initially tested on a patient who has suffered from severe phantom limb pain for 48 years. A case study shows a drastic...

2014-01-15 08:28:25

First Implantable Myoelectric Sensor for Prosthetic Control Brings New Hope to Amputees VALENCIA, Calif., Jan.15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alfred Mann Foundation (AMF) today announced the first subject, a U.S. Marine, SSgt James Sides, as a recipient of its highly anticipated IMES System (implantable myoelectric sensor) - an experimental system that holds the promise of being the first minimally invasive, intuitive, multi-channel control system for prosthetics intended for long term...

2014-01-14 23:27:10

50 Legs Partners with Rosen Hotel Group to Provide Amputee New Leg (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 50 Legs (founded by former professional wrestler Steve Chamberland) is a nationwide Non Profit (501c3) based in Tampa Bay, Florida, focused on purchasing prosthetic legs for amputees who cannot afford them. A young charity of only 3 years, 50 Legs helped dozens of children, adults, vets, and also provided assistance to the Boston bombing victims. http://youtu.be/JN5JtsKClY4 50 Legs latest...

Better Robotics Better Prosthetics
2013-11-08 15:48:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More naturally moving prosthetic legs currently in development will dramatically boost the mobility of lower-limb amputees and allow them to effectively navigate stairs, slopes and uneven ground, according to a recent perspective article in the journal Science Translational Medicine from Michael Goldfarb, a mechanical engineering professor at Vanderbilt University. Over the last decade, Goldfarb and his team have been conducting...

Artificial Leg With Natural Gait Being Developed
2013-10-15 10:39:26

Michigan Technological University Walking is tricky business, as any toddler knows. And while most artificial feet and limbs do a pretty good job restoring mobility to people who have lost a leg, they have a ways to go before they equal the intricacy of a natural gait. As a result, over half of all amputees take a fall every year, compared to about one-third of people over 65. In cooperation with a Mayo Clinic scientist, researchers at Michigan Technological University are taking a...

2013-10-04 23:22:22

Leaders in the field of amputation prevention and wound healing will present latest findings and research at the second annual Wound and Amputation Prevention Symposium at St. Mary’s. San Francisco (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 What: St. Mary’s is at the forefront of the emerging field of Amputation Prevention and Limb Preservation. As one of a few Amputation Prevention Centers in the United States, St. Mary’s has developed a program that has already demonstrated a 2/3 reduction in...

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