venerdì 16 marzo 2018

HOW BONE IMPLANTS ARE CHANGING THE FUTURE OF PROSTHETICS

Healt Line - A new kind of prosthetic leg that fuses with bone has helped change one man’s life and could become the future for amputees.
Christopher Rowles is one of the first people in the U.S. to trade in his traditional prosthetic leg for a semipermanent option, thanks to a procedure known as osseointegration.
Rowles, a 59-year-old retired Los Angeles Police Department officer, had his left leg amputated after a staph infection in 2011. But his traditional prosthetic leg that attached with a socket left him unable to comfortably walk or drive, let alone river fish — a longtime hobby of his. There were times when the prosthetic even would detach from his body and fall behind him as he walked...>>>

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