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2011-03-24 13:09:00

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...

2011-02-19 00:00:38

Prosthetic Innovations, LLC Among First in the Nation to Fit Clients for Motorized Prosthetic Knee Crum Lynne, PA (PRWEB) February 18, 2011 Prosthetic Innovations, LLC (Team Pro Limb), a leader in progressive care for upper and lower extremity prosthetic clients across the country, announces their selection by Össur as being one of five certified facilities in the country for the new POWER KNEE.

2011-02-17 16:47:36

Todd Kuiken, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Center for Bionic Medicine and Director of Amputee Services at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), designated the "#1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America" by U.S. News & World Report since 1991, will present the latest in Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR), a bionic limb technology, during the opening press briefing and a subsequent symposium at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC,...

2011-01-19 23:23:23

An Inserm research team in Toulouse, led by Dr Stein Silva (Inserm Unit 825 "Brain imaging and neurological handicaps"), working with the "Modelling tissue and nociceptive stress" Host Team (MATN IFR 150), were interested in studying the illusions described by many patients under regional anaesthetic.

2011-01-12 16:07:51

New research has found one of the smallest entities in the human genome, micro-RNA, could increase the risk of limb amputation in diabetic patients who have poor blood flow.

2010-12-07 13:07:50

The number of people that undergo an operation to have a prosthetic knee joint is increasing.

2010-11-04 15:44:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University's Bone Tissue Engineering Center is working to help soldiers who have lost limbs in combat. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) CMU's Jeffrey O.

2010-10-13 16:34:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Orthocare Innovations has been honored with the 2010 da Vinci Award, an international award that spotlights the world's most innovative technologies for people with disabilities.

2010-09-25 01:33:11

After the loss of a limb, most patients experience the feeling of a phantom limb – the vivid illusion that the amputated arm or leg is still present.


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