Boston Marathon Bombing Inspires High-Tech Amputations

The actual procedure of amputating a leg hasn't changed much in the century and a half since the U.S. Civil War when so many soldiers suffered amputations (per National Museum of Civil War Medicine). But after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, a new amputation method was developed. Combined with more sophisticated artificial limbs, it could allow amputees to one day use their brains to control their prostheses. Faith Lapidus reports.
Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/new-amputation-technique-hi-tech-prosthetics-give-amputee-more-control/4348301.html



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