Latest Amputation Stories
In a case study that illustrates the need for people with diabetes to be cautious of foot injuries and to protect themselves from pets, a woman with numbness in her feet caused by diabetic neuropathy slept through a traumatic episode in which her Jack Russell terrier chewed off part of her slightly infected big toe.
PHILIPPI, W.Va., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics will serve as the title sponsor of the upcoming Blue & Gray Reunion to be held June 2 - 5, 2011 - and several of its amputee patients, including an Army Ranger Veteran who lost his leg while trying to apprehend Manual Noriega, will share their stories and participate in the weekend's events.
'Ortho-Plastic Limb Salvage' Approach Can Reduce Amputations in Mass Disasters Arlington Heights, Ill.
In a rare and medically remarkable operation, a multi-disciplinary team of surgeons at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center â€“ Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC â€“ James) removed the left leg, hip and pelvis of a cancer patient, and used the healthy, living bones from his amputated leg to completely rebuild the connection between his spine and remaining right pelvis to support a high-tech prosthetic leg.
OKLAHOMA CITY, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Congressman Norm Dicks, along with House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Congressman Adam Smith, senior House Ways and Means Committee member Congressman Jim McDermott, and Energy and Commerce Committee member Congressman Jay Inslee, sent a letter late on Friday to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urging the Department to approve coding for Orthocare Innovations' Smart...
ROSEMONT, Ill., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent study published in the March issue of Foot & Ankle International (FAI), the official scientific journal of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) describes a possible amputation alternative for patients with neuropathic ulceration of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) or big toe joint.
Revolutionary High-Fidelity Interface proving successful for upper and lower limb prosthetic wearers. Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2011 April is the first National Limb Loss Awareness Month, a campaign sponsored by the Amputee Coalition.
IRVINE, Calif., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Freedom Innovations, a company that specializes in the development of high technology lower extremity prosthetic devices, today announced a worldwide licensing agreement.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LanceÂ® Sandwich Crackers is partnering with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to support the organization's efforts to find better treatments and a cure for type 1 diabetes.
New DMC Cardiovascular Institute technique restores blood flow to lower limbs DETROIT, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) has implemented a ground-breaking new medical technology designed to protect patients with diabetes-related arterial disease from the risk of foot or leg amputation. The innovative new procedure is aimed at greatly reducing the need for lower-limb amputations by restoring interrupted blood-flow to...
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