Tag Archive: amputated

Group of Soldiers Including 4 Amputees Takes on Rehab Rowing Challenge

Soldiers injured by roadside bombs in Afghanistan take on rehab rowing voyage to the Caribbean By SIMON TOMLINSON A group of British servicemen, including four amputees, will tomorrow embark on a gruelling challenge to row the Atlantic. The six-man team – of whom four lost limbs during service in Iraq or Afghanistan – will leave La… View Article

6-legged “Lambo” doing well after amputation

A super lamb born with six legs on a farm at Aughagowla, Fahy, near Westport, has had two of them successfully amputated. Castlebar veterinary surgeon George O’Malley confirmed to The Connaught Telegraph that ‘Lambo’, as he is nicknamed, is doing very well. It was the first time Mr. O’Malley, who has been practicing for over 40… View Article
Some Information on Bone Cancer and Amputation

Some Information on Bone Cancer and Amputation

(Article taken from Health-Bar.net) Misunderstanding 1: Osteosarcoma is a malignant tumor At present, many primary care doctors and even family members of patients still think that osteosarcoma is a malignant tumor, osteosarcoma cannot rule won. Indeed, malignant bone tumor treatment, orthopedic treatment is always a more difficult problem. However, in the past 30 years, due to the application… View Article
Leg prosthetics give horses a chance at normal life

Leg prosthetics give horses a chance at normal life

After receiving a severe cut on one of her hind legs, and subsequent laminitis and a bone infection on the other hind foot, the owners of Cheyenne feared the worst for the Buckskin mare who makes her home in Elizabeth, Colo. But thanks to Wyoming Veterinarian Ted Vlahos, Cheyenne’s infected leg was successfully amputated and… View Article
Mariatu Kamara’s Bite of a Mango: A true Example of Overcoming Despair and Misery

Mariatu Kamara’s Bite of a Mango: A true Example of Overcoming Despair and Misery

At the closing stages of the war in Sierra Leone, in as much as many people were still going through the painful aftermath and destruction of the war. There was a general question being asked, what are these amputated kids and adult going to be like and how would they cater for themselves in the… View Article
Counselor finds Haitians resilient in face of disaster

Counselor finds Haitians resilient in face of disaster

The devastating 7.0 earthquake that shook Haiti on Jan. 12 took the lives of thousands and left millions homeless. What most saw through the eyes of the media, North Side resident and counselor Rick Kienholz experienced first hand during two trips this year to the region helping survivors cope. “I was deeply touched by their amazing… View Article
FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PROSTHETIC ARM for West Hartford man

FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PROSTHETIC ARM for West Hartford man

WEST HARTFORD – Jonathan Metz, the local man who had his arm amputated after getting it stuck in his basement furnace for days, is now fitted with a unique prosthetic left arm. Metz, 31, has a five-finger BeBionic limb made by British company RSLSteeper, the first of its kind in America fitted by Hanger Prosthetics… View Article
Rachel rides high with a little help from her friends

Rachel rides high with a little help from her friends

A story to warm your heart….. It was a classic summer childhood scene: a dad gliding alongside his 8-year-old daughter as she learned to navigate her first bicycle. But Rachel Crawford’s maiden voyage Friday aboard her purple two-wheeler wasn’t your ordinary rite of passage. In addition to her father, there were four senior USC mechanical… View Article
Diabetes and the Feet – Part 1

Diabetes and the Feet – Part 1

Of all long-term complications of diabetes, the most preventable are foot problems. These foot problems mostly arise from how people with diabetes care for themselves and from how they are cared for by their physicians. People with diabetes have a high risk of developing ulcers (wounds) on their feet. If these wounds are not properly… View Article
How To Handle Life After a Double Amputation, by Roger Simon

How To Handle Life After a Double Amputation, by Roger Simon

Politico columnist Roger Simon—who has been away from work since October—had both legs amputated after getting a blood infection. He’s now back to work talking about drugs, handicapped parking spots and selling his old legs on eBay. Regardless of your feelings about Politico, the website that people love to hate, Roger Simon’s fake Q&A comeback… View Article
American Airlines fined over worker's amputated leg

American Airlines fined over worker's amputated leg

A major airline has been punished after one of its employees was forced to have part of his right leg amputated following an incident at Heathrow Airport. The 45-year-old ground support worker was preparing a plane at Terminal 3 on November 11th 2008 when he was hit by a reversing ‘pushback tug’. After knocking the… View Article
Woman who lost leg in car crash gets back behind the wheel

Woman who lost leg in car crash gets back behind the wheel

A driver who lost her leg in a car crash is back behind the wheel six months after the accident. Laura Anderson, 36, from Aberdeen, had to be revived twice after smashing into a lamppost last September. Her left foot was removed at the scene to free her and later her leg was amputated. The… View Article
British Toddler, Double Amputee Gets Custom Artificial Legs, Thanks to American Company

British Toddler, Double Amputee Gets Custom Artificial Legs, Thanks to American Company

What a terrible shame that Harvey had to get the prosthetic legs he needed from the United States… Harvey Parry a 2½ year old, double amputee from Northern London received two new above knee prostheses from A Step Ahead Prosthetics after he was unable to get appropriate prosthetic legs in England. When Harvey was 15… View Article

Food for thought…Artificial-Limb Envy?

About Idea of the Day “Idea of the Day” is a blog by Tom Kuntz and other editors of the Week in Review highlighting the most interesting writing we’ve come across lately on the Web. We’re generalists, so consider this a thinking person’s grazing buffet.Today’s idea: Technology and the marketplace have transformed the artificial limb from… View Article

More on 2 year old Thembisa Kometsi

Amputated girl will live challenged life Dec 1, 2009 10:55 PM | By Judy Lelliott Two-year-old Thembisa Kometsi, who was admitted to hospital for burns on her hands but ended up with her legs amputated, does not realise that her life has changed forever. HEARTBREAKING: Two-year-old Thembisa Kometsi, whose legs were amputated after she was… View Article
South Africa investigates girl's leg amputation mix-up

South Africa investigates girl's leg amputation mix-up

South African health authorities are investigating how a two-year-old girl who burnt her arms instead had her legs amputated in hospital. Gauteng provincial minister Gedani Mahlangu set up a task-team on Monday. Thembisa Kometsi was admitted into a Johannesburg hospital, where officials say her legs were amputated because they had gangrene. An opposition party has… View Article

Half the body. Twice the man?

Amputee Peng Shuilin opens bargain supermarket called Half Man-Half Price Store From: The Daily Telegraph (Austrailia) November 17, 2009 8:09AM A MAN who had half his body amputated after being run over by a truck has not only recovered but opened his own bargain supermarket – called the Half Man-Half Price Store. Inspiration for amputees… View Article

Former TV reporter Osborne's recovery from amputation among inspirational story finalists

By Chanda Temple Guster November 10, 2009, 5:30AM After losing part of his left leg following a 2004 motorcycle accident in Birmingham, Chris Osborne started helping people who faced amputation or were having a tough time dealing with losing a limb. His visits to hospital rooms became a ministry of sorts for him. “I am… View Article
More on Pushchair amputation risk recall

More on Pushchair amputation risk recall

Pushchair-maker Maclaren USA has announced a recall of 1m pushchairs in the US after a dozen children had their fingertips amputated in the hinge. The amputations happened when children placed their finger in the hinge while the pushchair, or stroller, was being unfolded. The recall involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella pushchairs. The firm… View Article

Solitary shoes a tactile symbol of amputees' sacrifices

By Seth Robbins, Stars and Stripes European edition, Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 2009 Seth Robbins / S&S Army Chaplain (Maj.) Eric R. Meyners looks over bins filled with shoes in the chaplain’s closet at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. Meyners says he doesn’t notice the mateless shoes, which are meant for amputees, when he’s… View Article
Brave Kyle home after amputation

Brave Kyle home after amputation

TEENAGER Kyle Bowyer is back home and recovering after having his feet amputated following an angling incident. The 13-year-old has also been fishing for the first time since the accident on land near Ball Green more than two-and-a-half months ago. Kyle spent eight weeks at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, where he underwent a series of skin… View Article

Hope lingers for mishap victim

A STAFF REPORTER Tausif Khan, the young accident victim who was allegedly turned away by five city hospitals on Wednesday night, can yet hope to stand on his feet again. “His condition is stable. As of now, the legs need not be amputated as the arteries and nerves have not been irreparably damaged,” said Bijoy… View Article

Accident victim who waited 6 hours for treatment for crushed legs may face amputation

Calcutta, Nov. 6: A young accident victim needing emergency trauma care to stand a chance of his legs being saved is facing amputation after going without treatment for a crucial six-hour period during which five city hospitals turned him away. Tausif Khan, a 21-year-old assistant chef in a housing estate club on EM Bypass, received… View Article
Danny Boyle Knows Where He'll Spend '127 Hours'

Danny Boyle Knows Where He'll Spend '127 Hours'

by Elisabeth Rappe Nov 5th 2009 // 10:33AM Cinematical (blog) After a year of speculation  Danny Boyle has finally settled on his next project. Variety reports that it will be 127 Hours, the tale of mountain climber Aron Ralston. Boyle has been loosely attached to the project since June when the LA Times reported that… View Article

Lord Nelson back at work 30 minutes after losing arm

Lord Horatio Nelson was giving orders 30 minutes after his arm was amputated, according to journals in the National Archive that illustrate the importance of medical skill in securing Britain’s naval might. A collection of 1,200 naval journals, not seen for 200 years, depicts the horror of life on board British fighting vessels in the… View Article

Grant blow for leg amputee man, 62

7:00am Monday 26th October 2009 COUNCIL bosses shelved a grant they promised to give a disabled man for vital home improvements — and did not bother telling him. In January, Doug Westwood, aged 62, had his legs amputated and the council agreed to give him £23,000 to build a wet room and an access ramp…. View Article
Pay-out over unnecessary leg amputation

Pay-out over unnecessary leg amputation

By Emily Cook 12/10/2009 A woman whose leg was needlessly amputated has received a six-figure payout from the hospital trust responsible for the blunder. Doreen Nicholls, 72, was told a lump in her foot was cancerous and that her leg should be removed. But after the operation at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital (ROH), Birmingham, she… View Article
Meningitis – Be aware

Meningitis – Be aware

Meningitis charities are warning parents to be aware of the symptoms this winter. Nerys Davies tells Health Editor Madeleine Brindley how the deadly disease almost claimed the life of her youngest daughter Amber JULY 1, 2005 is etched on Nerys Davies’ memory – it is the day her youngest daughter almost died after she contracted… View Article

Gordon, 83, grabs life by the rudder

Published Date: 07 October 2009 Gordon Worley sailing one of the Sailability trimarans at Ferry Meadows. (ET061009AS034) Picture: ALAN STORER HE may have lost both legs and relies on an electric scooter to get around – but in a boat on the lapping waters of Ferry Meadows, Gordon Worley feels free again. The remarkable octogenarian… View Article

Florida dancer doesn't let arm amputation affect her career goals

From the Pensacola News-Journal: Jessica Jensen dreams of dancing on Broadway. And the 25-year-old Pensacola resident is letting nothing, including the loss of her left hand to cancer, stand in her way. Leggy and slender, Jensen has the poise and grace of a professional dancer. When she moves across a stage using muscles honed by… View Article

Benefit claim amputee told 'wait and see if the leg gets better'

Aug 28 2009 by John Siddle, Southport Visiter A PARTIALLY-sighted woman with one leg was refused disability benefits…in case she “got better”. Diabetic Beryl Prescott, 57, had her leg amputated in January after suffering a gangrene infection, and applied for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) from her hospital bed. Benefits bosses astonishingly told the former nurse… View Article
New technology lets war vets with amputations get on with their lives

New technology lets war vets with amputations get on with their lives

Comparing Scars Comments (1) Thursday, August 27, 2009 By Laura Bennett Photo Courtesy of The News Journal For Rob Kislow, getting shot was a kind of relief. He remembers a moment of otherworldly calm as the percussive roar of gunfire and the voices of soldiers dissolved into white noise. He blinked back blood. He saw… View Article

New technology lets war vets with amputations get on with their lives

Comparing Scars Comments (1) Thursday, August 27, 2009 By Laura Bennett Photo Courtesy of The News Journal For Rob Kislow, getting shot was a kind of relief. He remembers a moment of otherworldly calm as the percussive roar of gunfire and the voices of soldiers dissolved into white noise. He blinked back blood. He saw… View Article
Diabetes increases risk of amputation

Diabetes increases risk of amputation

BY DR. DAVID ABDOO For The Salinas Californian About 82,000 per year — that’s how many legs and feet are amputated annually in the United States because of diabetes. Diabetes affects about 23.6 million people in the United States. People with diabetes have a 15 percent greater risk of lower extremity amputation than those without… View Article
That Obama speech….

That Obama speech….

19 August Response To The President on Surgical Costs of Foot Surgery ACFAS Responds to President on Surgical Costs The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) has joined the American College of Surgeons by writing to President Obama about his recent comments on the appropriateness and cost of surgical procedures, particularly the cost… View Article

Ken Green determined to become first professional amputee golfer

By Chris Elsberry Staff writer Updated: 08/20/2009 12:45:14 AM EDT His first steps weren’t cautious, they were taken with confidence.His first exercises weren’t exhausting, they were exhilarating. So much so, that when the patient wanted to do more, the therapist agreed. At the end of the first day with his new prosthetic, Ken Green felt like… View Article

Somali refugee runs marathons with competitive times

Abdi Dhuhulow can run a marathon in just over three hours – an impressive feat by most standards. But what makes the 28-year-old’s achievement even more special is that he has only one leg. The Somali refugee had to have his other leg amputated below the knee after being shot in the civil war. “In… View Article
Ouch!

Ouch!

Pocket-knife amputation Photo: INLSA August 07, 2009 Edition 1 A man’s right leg had to be amputated with a pocket-knife after he became trapped under a harvester on a farm in the Free State, paramedics said yesterday. “Quick action by a local doctor and paramedics probably saved a 22-year-old man’s life this afternoon after his… View Article

Winnipeg activist Ternette's legs amputated

Nick Ternette, seen in a file image below, is angry about the amputation of his legs but learning to accept it, his wife says. (CBC)Well-known Winnipeg activist Nick Ternette was in intensive care on Thursday after both his legs were amputated due to a massive infection. Ternette, 64, was admitted to the Health Sciences Centre… View Article

Police Officer leaves hospital on crutches

By KAREN ZRAICK Published: July 27, 2009 A police officer whose left leg had to be amputated after he was struck by a car while on duty in Brooklyn two weeks ago left the hospital on Monday afternoon, saying more with a gesture than he did with words. Instead of being pushed out of Kings… View Article
A little "Faith"…

A little "Faith"…

This is ‘Faith’ This dog was born on Christmas Eve in the year 2002. He was born with 3  legs – 2 healthy hind legs and 1 abnormal front leg which need to be  amputated. He of course could not walk when he was born. Even his mother  did not want him. His first owner… View Article

A little "Faith"

This is ‘Faith’ This dog was born on Christmas Eve in the year 2002. He was born with 3  legs – 2 healthy hind legs and 1 abnormal front leg which need to be  amputated. He of course could not walk when he was born. Even his mother  did not want him. His first owner… View Article
Key 103 targets new limbs for quadruple amputee Harley Slack (+ related article: Fellow meningitis amputee Helen Smith offers hope to Harley Slack)

Key 103 targets new limbs for quadruple amputee Harley Slack (+ related article: Fellow meningitis amputee Helen Smith offers hope to Harley Slack)

Tuesday, 30 June 2009 Four year old Harvey Slack lost both arms and legs after contracting meningitis in a case that doctors said was the worst they had ever treated. Now Key 103 is attempting to come to his aid and raise £60,000 through their Cash for Kids initiative to pay for a full set… View Article
Amputee, 5, Challenges Oscar "Blade Runner" Pistorius

Amputee, 5, Challenges Oscar "Blade Runner" Pistorius

Amputee, 5, is already a world beater on her bionic blades By Tamara Cohen Last updated at 7:29 AM on 19th May 2009 He has been called the fastest man on no legs. But Oscar ‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius got a run for his money when five-year-old Ellie Challis challenged him to a race on their… View Article