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2013-11-04 12:26:26

IRVING, Texas, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Military Justice League donates $1500 to the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team through recent fundraising efforts. The WWAST is a team of competitive athletes who have sustained injuries resulting in amputation while serving in the military and/or war situation post 9/11. The WWAST utilizes exhibition and celebrity softball games to raise awareness of the sacrifices and resilience of our military and are sure to encourage those in...

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...

2013-10-04 16:21:30

Funding will help amputees acquire prosthetic care not covered by insurance NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Knights of Columbus Stand With Boston Program will provide assistance for people who lost limbs in April's Boston Marathon bombings, the K of C will announce on Saturday. It is the latest in a series of Knights' initiatives to help provide mobility for individuals in the United States and abroad. Those who lost limbs in the Boston bombing and...

Bionic Leg Controlled By Brain
2013-10-01 15:38:51

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online After a motorcycle accident in 2009 that resulted in the amputation of his knee and lower leg, it seemed unlikely that Zac Vawter would ever be walking up stairs and down a ramp again, not to mention being able to kick a football. However, at age 32, Vawter has become the first person to control a robotic leg with his mind. The science of bionics has already helped more than one million Americans with amputations take a giant step...

2013-08-06 23:26:31

Standing With Hope seeks to gather 500 used prostheses by December 2013. With the help of Corrections Corporation of America, inmates in a local prison volunteer to disassemble the collected artificial limbs and recycle usable components to build new, custom-fit limbs through Standing With Hope's outreach to amputees in Ghana. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Built on an innovative partnership with Ghana Health Services, Standing With Hope continues to grow the prosthetic limb...

2013-07-18 04:21:31

New application of CELLECTRA® electroporation technology dramatically enhances ability of DNA therapy to stimulate blood vessel growth and recovery from debilitation caused by blocked arteries of the legs BLUE BELL, Pa., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INO) announced today that the use of its proprietary electroporation technology significantly enhanced the ability of a DNA therapy to stimulate blood vessel growth, which may be beneficial...

2013-07-10 14:17:06

There have been dramatic decreases in the number and severity of lower limb amputations over the past decade, according to a new study published in the July 2013 issue of Foot & Ankle International. At the same time, orthopedic advances in treating diabetic foot ulcers have become more commonplace, hopefully decreasing the need for amputation. The statistics on diabetes prevalence and impact are sobering. Nearly 26 million U.S. children and adults, or 8 percent of the population, have...

2013-07-09 23:25:08

Standing With Hope seeks to gather 500 used prostheses by December 2013. With the help of Corrections Corporation of America, inmates in a local prison volunteer to disassemble the collected artificial limbs and recycle usable components to build new, custom-fit limbs through Standing With Hope's outreach to amputees in Ghana. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Building on an innovative partnership with Ghana Health Services, Standing With Hope continues to grow the prosthetic limb...

2013-07-08 12:27:32

ROSEMONT, Ill., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There have been dramatic decreases in the number and severity of lower limb amputations over the past decade, according to a new study published in the July 2013 issue of Foot & Ankle International. At the same time, orthopaedic advances in treating diabetic foot ulcers have become more commonplace, hopefully decreasing the need for amputation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130708/DC43605) (Logo:...