Prosthetic Limbs Help Children

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Parents whose children have lost an arm or leg often blame themselves for the loss. They may feel responsible for the accident or prenatal condition causing amputation. They may worry their child will never be able to have the same experiences as other children. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Modern prosthetics can […]


What Is The Future Of Prosthetics

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The emergence of inventive new materials, engineering breakthroughs, and advances in microtechnology has served as the catalyst for innovation in modern prosthetics development. As a result of these advances, modern prostheses are more lightweight, more responsive, and more comfortable than models developed even just a few years ago. Wearers of prostheses have more options than […]


New Treatment For Blocked Arteries May Save Limbs

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There’s good news for people at risk for limb amputation due to complications from diabetes: A new laser procedure has been shown to be highly successful in “salvaging” limbs, thus providing a new alternative in the fight against amputation. More than 1 million people in the U.S. suffer from critical limb ischemia (CLI), the most […]


Technology Provides Better Future For Kids With Limb Loss

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More than 1,000 children are born with limb loss every year in the United States. Most of those cases are due to a simple prenatal accident known as amniotic banding. This occurs very early in a pregnancy when the mother’s womb begins to build a support structure for the growing fetus. In about one out […]


Chronic Scleroderma

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What is Scleroderma? – Scleroderma is a chronic disease characterized by excessive deposits of collagen. In order to better understand Scleroderma it helps if you have some understanding as to what collagen is. What is Collagen? – Collagen is a fibrous protein that occurrsn bone, cartilage and connective tissue. It is a major structural protein […]