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Latest Amputation Stories

2013-06-04 23:26:34

From real-time high-speed video training to having inmates recycle pre-owned artificial limbs, Standing With Hope is helping amputees in Ghana by combining innovation with time-tested methods of prosthetic development. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 In efforts to provide the most advanced prosthetic limbs possible, Standing With Hope, led by Peter Rosenberger, merges proven methods with today´s technology and a unique source of help to provide high quality artificial legs to...

2013-05-27 08:20:56

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NFL Celebrity Players are challenging the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) to a game to showcase how technology is making prosthetic limbs better and is improving the quality of life for limb loss veterans and to raise money for Wounded Warrior Organizations. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130527/PH21040) NFL Players Attending: Desean Jackson, Josh Morgan, Torrey Smith, Fred Davis, Darrell Young, Tavon Wilson, EJ Biggers,...

2013-05-02 23:15:31

From Hands-On Care Physical Therapy: More than 13 people who lost their limbs during the Boston bombings will undergo physical therapy as part of their recovery process, reported by CNN. Astoria, NY (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 The Boston bombing attack resulted to at least 13 limb amputations as reported by CNN. "This is a sudden and life altering event in someone's life," said Dr. Kevin Plancher, founder of Plancher Orthopedics based in New York City. Many amputees suffer from depression, a...

2013-04-30 16:28:37

Orthotic and Prosthetic Companies Band Together to Provide Compassionate Assistance to Uninsured and Under-Insured Terror Attack Victims; Problems Seen With "Holes," Often Severe Limits in Private Health Insurance WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Uninsured and under-insured victims of the Boston Marathon terror attack who are undergoing amputations will be provided major assistance with the cost of their initial prostheses and related care as a result of the...

2013-04-17 00:21:47

COLUMBIA, Md., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A patient diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis was successfully treated and discharged after ACell MatriStem was used in an effort to save her leg from amputation, reported Marcie Fraser of Your News Now. Jonna Rue went to the hospital when her foot became blood-red and swollen. A flesh eating bacteria was quickly destroying the tissues in her leg. Doctors intervened surgically to remove a great deal of tissue in an attempt to stop the bacteria...

2013-04-15 14:11:10

Minimally invasive procedure proves better than surgery when angioplasty fails in patients with severely blocked leg arteries Drug-eluting stents can keep clogged leg arteries open, preventing amputation of the leg, suggests research being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans. "Peripheral arterial disease (or PAD) is becoming increasingly prevalent due to our aging population and the obesity and diabetes epidemics," said...

2013-04-14 12:21:15

Minimally invasive procedure proves better than surgery when angioplasty fails in patients with severely blocked leg arteries NEW ORLEANS, April 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Highlights Drug-eluting stents are highly effective in keeping clogged leg arteries open and in helping to prevent leg amputation, study shows. Many patients with severe peripheral arterial disease (PAD) are poor candidates for surgery. PAD affects 10-15 percent of North Americans age 65 and older and...

2013-04-12 12:58:13

Returning veterans with major limb injuries Veterans who sustained major limb injuries during combat reported little improvement in symptoms of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health problems up to 2 years post injury, according to research presented today. In contrast, pain showed the most improvement 3-6 months after acute hospitalization, and then leveled off after 1 year. The investigative team, led by Rollin M. Gallagher, MD, MPH, reported...

Phantom Limb Sensations Replicated In Non-Amputees
2013-04-12 07:57:14

[ Watch the Video: Scientists Create Phantom Sensations in Non-Amputees ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While many people who have had an arm or a leg amputated have described experiencing the sensation of having a “phantom limb,” a team of neuroscientists from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has managed to duplicate the phenomenon with people who have not had a limb amputated. Writing in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, lead author Arvid...

2013-04-03 08:28:13

New educational website now online to provide critical information about peripheral artery disease and critical limb ischemia to patients and physicians MURRAY HILL, N.J., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. (BPV), a subsidiary of C. R. Bard, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of medical device technologies used to assist doctors in performing life-saving peripheral vascular surgical procedures, announced today the launch of the Love Your Limbs(TM)...