Latest Amputation Stories
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.
Drug-eluting stents can keep clogged leg arteries open, preventing amputation of the leg.
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.
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 in Sweden has managed to duplicate the phenomenon with people who have not had a limb amputated.
A new brain imaging study from Oxford University reveals that the phantom pain many amputees feel in the missing limb is linked to changes in the brain that occur following amputation.
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