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Amputee News

Kayden Elijah Kinckle has 'got it' as he learns to walk (Video)

Back in January, little two-year-old Kayden Elijah Kinckle had his right foot and left leg amputated. He may have lost those limbs, but he certainly hasn't lost his spirit, as he learns to walk with his new prosthetics.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Amputee is given a bionic hand (video)

Dennis Aabo Sørensen, a patient with an amputated lower arm, has been given an artificial limb that enables him to grasp at an object and feel it as though he was using his real hand.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Time-lapse video: Amputee woman builds prosthetic leg out of LEGO

The time-lapse video documents how Christina Stephens, an amputee, taking inspiration from the "leg" in "Lego," builds herself a prosthetic leg out of LEGO bricks.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Video: 'Terminator-like hand' in use turns sci-fi into reality

Metal worker Nigel Ackland, who lost his right forearm in an accident, demonstrates his "Terminator-like" replacement. From the video, it seemingly functions like an actual arm.
In the Media by Can Tran - 2 comments

Houston cop shoots double-amputee in wheelchair

Houston - In an incident outside of a group home in Houston, a police officer shot and killed a wheelchair bound, double-amputee after the man threatened his partner.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Houston police shoot and kill double amputee armed with a pen

Houston - A Houston police officer shot and killed a man in a wheelchair, missing an arm and a leg, when he allegedly threatened people with a pen.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 1 comment

Shark attack victim Craig Hutto receives faster bionic leg

Panama City - Over six years ago while on vacation at Cape Sand Blas, about 50 miles southeast of Panama City, Florida, Craig Hutto, then aged 16, was fishing in waist-deep water about 60 feet from shore with his brother when he was attacked by a bull shark.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 2 comments

Amputee plays flawless piano recital with toes for TV talent show

A young Chinese man stunned the judges and audience of the China's Got Talent television show when he played the piano, using only his toes.
In the Media by Laura Trowbridge - 16 comments

Doctor alleged to have fitted wrong prosthetic foot on amputee

Edinburgh - A city doctor faces being struck off after it's alleged he fitted the wrong prosthetic foot on an amputee. He also failed to notice his error on two separate occasions within seven months.
In the Media by Gemma Fox - 2 comments

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius fails to qualify for Beijing Olympics narrowly

Double-amputee Oscar Pistorius will not be competing at the Beijing Olympics after he failed to qualify in the 400m event narrowly. Later, South African federation opted not to include the 'blade runner' in the Olympics relay squad.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 2 comments

Amputee Beauty Pageant Crowns Miss Landmine 2008

Women representing each of Africa's 18 provinces competed Wednesday in the first ever Amputee Beauty Pageant an event put on to raise awareness of the plight of landmine survivors in the area.
In the Media by malan

Scientists Restore Nerve Sensation in Amputees

Amputees may soon be able to regain the sense of touch and temperature in their “phantom” limbs, a new innovative surgery promises. In the future, artificial limbs may not be so different from regular limbs in terms of sensation.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 4 comments

It May be Possible for Amputees to Feel Through Prosthetic Limbs

Ground breaking surgery performed by a team of U.S. scientists has successfully rehabilitated a sensation of feeling in the prosthetic arms of two patients by rerouting their nerves.
In the Media by Kyle Pallanik - 2 comments

Amputee Soldiers Return to Duty

The Army used to give a quick discharge to the severely wounded, but since the Iraq war began, the Army has been holding on to amputees.
In the Media by Oliver VanDervoort - 5 comments

Woman wakes up after childbirth with no arms and no legs

A new mother says she will literally never be able to hold her newborn baby after the Orlando hospital where she gave birth performed a life-altering surgery that left her a multiple amputee.
In the Media by malan - 44 comments

Double amputee jailed over English high-speed car chase

Is this guy crazy or does he just have big brass ones?
In the Media by Bob Norman

Neural Engineering Gives New Life to Amputees

In a pioneering procedure called muscle reinnervation, nerves from one part of an amputee's body are transplanted to his (her) chest where they are connected to healthy tissue.
In the Media by geozone - 1 comment

Fixing Phantom Limbs With Virtual Reality

Amputees suffering from phantom limb pain could be helped by a virtual reality system being developed by scientists at the University of Manchester.
In the Media by elstan - 1 comment
 

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