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Prosthetic to Fashion Statement!

UNYQ fairings and accessories are gorgeous 3D printed embellishments that wrap around your prosthetic leg to restore your shape and define your signature style. No more compromises. No more fake-looking silicone covers. This is about allowing you the freedom to express yourself. Our boutique studios in Seville and San Francisco have an eye for fashion… View Article

Can you help Helen?

Helen Power, an upper arm amputee, has contacted us hoping for some advice. Helen hasn’t used a prosthetic for many years but has begun to get sporadic back pain so is keen to start using one again. Her GP has advised her to refer herself but she isn’t sure how or where to go about… View Article

Phil Oakley tackles the world’s deepest caves

We’re proud and delighted to publish the latest adventure from indomitable Bader Grant recipient, Phil Oakley. Phil, who possesses the Bader spirit in spades and personifies the motto: “…it’s what you can do that counts” Phil apologised in his email that this adventure wasn’t as exotic as previous ones (which can be found by entering Phil Oakley… View Article
Latest Newsletter from the APLLG

Latest Newsletter from the APLLG

Thanks to the Associate Parliamentary Limb Loss Group (APLLG) for sending us their latest Newsletter. Please click on their logo above to see the Newsletter on their Website.  You can also click HERE for their latest Prosthetic Led Patient Service Charter
Latest Newsletter from the APLLG – Vascular Disease

Latest Newsletter from the APLLG – Vascular Disease

We’re very grateful to the excellent APLLG (Associate Parliamentary Limb Loss Group) for sending us information about their latest Newsletters. In the unlikely event that you haven’t come across them before, the APLLG exists for “the Promotion of the Prevention of Limb Loss and of the Provision of Prosthetic, Orthotic, Wheelchair/Special Seating, Medical and other… View Article
A Prosthetic Leg is available if somebody can make use of it

A Prosthetic Leg is available if somebody can make use of it

We have had a very kind offer from a supporter whose husband had to undergo an amputation and then, sadly, suffered a stroke before being able to make use of his prosthetic leg. His widow is very kindly offering the leg to anyone who might benefit from it so, if you know of anyone, do… View Article
Article from PACE Rehabilitation – Fantastic developments in personalised prosthetics

Article from PACE Rehabilitation – Fantastic developments in personalised prosthetics

Lower limb prosthetic appearance – Current Trends An increasing number of lower limb prosthetic users are more comfortable with, and in some ways proud to show off, their exposed prosthesis, in preference to a conventional cosmetic cover. Historically, a bolder appearance has generally been favoured by younger, more active, prosthetic users.  Recently however, a wider… View Article

AGAINST ALL ODDS-U.S. Paralympic Ski Team member, amputee speaks to students

By Beena Raghavendran From participating in the U.S. Paralympic Ski Team to writing a best-selling memoir, Josh Sundquist hasn’t let the amputation of his left leg define his life. At the age of 9, Sundquist was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, which caused the need for an amputation. While doctors predicted he had… View Article
Bionic glove could help golfing prodigy, 10, go professional despite only having ONE HAND

Bionic glove could help golfing prodigy, 10, go professional despite only having ONE HAND

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER A 10-year-old boy born with one hand is being tipped to become a professional golfer after having a special bionic glove made for him. Leo Millar has already learnt to master the game using just one hand after the birth defect left him without fingers on his right hand. The schoolboy,… View Article

Amputee, Adam Starr, returns to the gym. See his film and be inspired.

MANKATO — From a young age, Adam Starr was always the kid you immediately liked and wanted your own kid to be around. As a state-placing diver at Mankato West High School in 2007-08, Starr showed his poise and acrobatic skills, along with an infectious smile, optimism and humility. It’s a personality that’s served him… View Article

Going for gold

Losing a leg was just one of the hardships faced by Jonas as he grew up in Lithuania – now he’s determined to fly the flag for Britain at London 2012 JONAS Zimnicki is a sportsman on a mission. This week marks a year until the London Olympics begin and – with the 2012 games… View Article
Double amputee Meningitis survivor Andrea Evans tells tale of fight against deadly disease

Double amputee Meningitis survivor Andrea Evans tells tale of fight against deadly disease

By: Julia McWatt, South Wales Echo Jul 27 2011 At the age of 16 Andrea Evans caught meningitis, which resulted in kidney failure and the amputation of both her legs. Julia McWatt hears her story of survival and how she’s now helping a New Zealand earthquake survivor WHEN Andrea Evans became severely unwell as a… View Article
Dancer chose to have her leg amputated so she could perform again

Dancer chose to have her leg amputated so she could perform again

By: Daily Mail Reporter A teenage ballerina chose to have her leg AMPUTATED after a huge benign tumour left her with an ‘elephant foot’ and unable to dance. Chanel Carter, 15, was left devastated when she developed a rare bone condition that left her with a tumour on her right leg – crushing her dreams… View Article
Update – Alyssia Crook begins journey to pain-free life

Update – Alyssia Crook begins journey to pain-free life

CHICAGO (WZZM) – Her inspirational story made international headlines three months ago. Her dream, her decision, her faith and — now — her recovery. At the age of 12, Alyssia Crook made the decision to amputate her left leg because she wanted to be free from life-long pain. In May, the Hudsonville girl’s leg was removed.  The two months… View Article

Ben Baltz doesn’t let amputation slow him down and now helps raise awareness for childhood cancer research

July 20, 2011 9:09 PM Katie Tammen Daily News VALPARAISO — Ben Baltz is about to reach yet another milestone in his young life. He’s going to summer camp in Ohio. The camp will not only give the 9-year-old plenty of opportunity to swim and canoe, but also test his sense of adventure with zip… View Article

He’s done it! Oscar Pistorius qualifies for Athletics World Championships-a step nearer to 2012 Olympics

From CBS News Double amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius qualified for the athletics world championships, running his best-ever time in the 400 meters Tuesday in his last race before the cutoff date. The South African — nicknamed “Blade Runner” — also moved a step closer to fulfilling his dream of competing in the 2012 Olympics after… View Article

Amputee shooting for a role in the U.S. Open tennis tournament

Pete and Maria Castelli stood to the side, tears streaming down their faces as their daughter, Denise, sprinted up and down an indoor turf field at New York’s Chelsea Piers. It took one clinic for Castelli to run again. One session, after needing two months to learn to walk again. One session, after a year… View Article
Local soldier, former Savannah cop among first with 'intuitive' knee prosthetic

Local soldier, former Savannah cop among first with 'intuitive' knee prosthetic

By Corey Dickstein From the Savannah Morning News Eyeing a picnic table near the center of the courtyard, Michael Araujo and Randy Thran briskly paraded side-by-side across the brick-paved patio. Upon reaching their target, the pair stopped, turned quickly, and strode back to where they came from, finishing with a step up onto the curb that… View Article
Paralympics-Damian Lopez Alfonso & Oscar Pistorius: Athletes of All Abilities

Paralympics-Damian Lopez Alfonso & Oscar Pistorius: Athletes of All Abilities

Nearly one in seven people is disabled, according to a new international survey from the World Health Organization and the World Bank — and today, more and more individuals with disabilities — physical, intellectual and others — are doing things that would not have been thought possible in previous generations. Damain Lopez Alfonso is a talented cyclist… View Article

Carmel Valley resident who lost limbs to bacterial meningitis will be recognized at Victories of Spirit

By Catherine Kolonko Bacterial meningitis caused Kyla Winters of Carmel Valley to lose both her legs to amputation but she can walk again and still considers herself lucky. In the summer of 2009, she was with a group of friends when she suddenly felt awful and told them to get her to a hospital, quick…. View Article

Paralympics-UK amputee schoolgirl Danielle Bradshaw eyes 2016 Rio Paralympic Games

An amputee who was encouraged by a Paralympic star to fulfil her dreams of running again finally got to meet her hero. Danielle Bradshaw, 12, who had her damaged leg amputated last year set her sights on competing at the Rio Games in 2016 after hearing about Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius. The schoolgirl met the… View Article
Paralympics-Fastest man on no legs eyes Olympic glory. Yes! It’s Oscar Pistorius again!

Paralympics-Fastest man on no legs eyes Olympic glory. Yes! It’s Oscar Pistorius again!

In 2012 blade runner Oscar Pistorius aims to make history by becoming the first disabled athlete to compete in both Olympic and Paralympic Games. Keme Nzerem went to meet him. With a clutch of gold medals to his name South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is known as the blade runner. Oscar Pistorius was born 24… View Article

Paralympics-Oscar Pistorius aims to take his inspiring tale to Olympian heights

The South African, known as the ‘Blade Runner’, is hoping to educate people about disability while continuing his journey to the London 2012 Games A lean and sculpted Oscar Pistorius politely pushes aside a breakfast basket piled high with croissants and pastries. He stretches out his legs for the day and gazes at the London… View Article
Amputee Ken Green is back in the swing of pro golf at Senior PGA Championship-‘Inspirational’ fits him to a tee

Amputee Ken Green is back in the swing of pro golf at Senior PGA Championship-‘Inspirational’ fits him to a tee

Ken Green has been called a lot of things in his professional golf career, but “inspirational” has rarely been at the top of the list. That’s where the feisty iconoclast finds himself these days, though, when he straps on his prosthetic right leg and competes in senior competition — including this week’s 72nd Senior PGA… View Article

Paralympics-Oscar Pistorius insists World Championship qualifying time is now just weeks away

By: Gareth A Davies Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee sprinter, is convinced he will achieve the International Association of Athletics Federation’s crucial 400 metres qualifying time for the World Championships within a month. Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee sprinter, is convinced he will achieve the International Association of Athletics Federation’s crucial 400 metres qualifying time for… View Article
Alyssia Crook already shooting hoops in hospital less than a week after amputation

Alyssia Crook already shooting hoops in hospital less than a week after amputation

It didn’t take long for Alyssia Crook to return to the basketball court after having a portion of her left leg amputated last Thursday. Less than 48 hours after her surgery, Alyssia found her way to the gymnasium within Chicago’s Shriners Children’s hospital so she could shoot some hoops. This video was provided to WZZM… View Article
How a cuddle with a big cat helped a thrill-seeking double amputee live on the wild side again

How a cuddle with a big cat helped a thrill-seeking double amputee live on the wild side again

Lions and tigers aren’t usually the sort of animals you’d want to get close to, but that’s exactly what double amputee John Reinke likes to do. In fact, he’s discovered an incredible ability to get so close to such animals that he can cuddle them. He only released his sensitive skill after a bungee jump… View Article
Second-ever elective amputation replaces hand with bionic reconstruction

Second-ever elective amputation replaces hand with bionic reconstruction

In the past some people have been willing to use prosthetic arms, legs, hands, and feet if they’re missing a limb, and technology has made that possible. Things are a bit more complicate if a limb is still there but not working, often due to paralysis. It is possible though to replace such a limb… View Article

Alyssia Crook update – a successful amputation

CHICAGO — Alyssia Crook emerged from successful surgery here Thursday to amputate her left leg, an operation that revealed “fascinating anatomy” and will allow her to face a life finally free of the pain and suffering that has plagued her all of her 13 years. Showing bravado beyond her age, the little basketball player whose… View Article
Alyssia’s choice: A dream fulfilled before life’s next step

Alyssia’s choice: A dream fulfilled before life’s next step

Life as a teenager is about feeling free to be competitive, exuberant, and happy.  It’s no different for Alyssia Crook — despite some not so obvious limitations. Alyssia’s parents, Chad and Karen, are missionaries.  But it was on a personal mission trip to the Ukraine in 2003 that they found the special girl who would… View Article

Man CHOOSES to have his hand amputated saying he would rather have a bionic one

A man has chosen to have his hand cut off so that he can have a bionic arm fitted after he lost use of it in a motorbike accident. The 26-year-old, a Serbian living in Austria known only as Milo, was severely injured in the collision in which he also hurt his leg and shoulder…. View Article
From AccessLegal-Some advice on legal aspects of amputation

From AccessLegal-Some advice on legal aspects of amputation

Suffering an amputation injury following an accident is life changing, and trying to get your health and life back on track can be daunting. How long will your claim take? “You only have one opportunity to settle a personal injury claim” Richard Brett, Team Leader Suffering an amputation injury following an accident is life changing,… View Article

Jamie Schanbaum, who lost limbs to meningococcal septicemia, learns to ride bicycle

Sean Ahmadi holds the front tire of a red bicycle steady between his knees. “Hop on,” he tells Jamie Schanbaum. The 22-year-old college student swings a leg over the bike, sliding first one, then the other prosthetic foot into plastic cages that hold her feet on the pedals. As the tires start rolling, Ahmadi runs… View Article
Cameron Taylor making strides after leg amputation

Cameron Taylor making strides after leg amputation

ADAMSVILLE — Standing on his crutches, 8-year-old Cameron Taylor lets them fall to the ground as he mockingly sticks his tongue out at his Aunt Denise. “I’m more of a daredevil than you,” Cameron said, while holding his arms up and balancing on his right leg. Cameron has made great strides in the past month,… View Article
Battle of Britain: Hero pilot Bader’s story

Battle of Britain: Hero pilot Bader’s story

by Jenny Minard BBC Berkshire Reporter Of all the Battle of Britain pilots, the name that is still the most famous is Sir Douglas Bader. He destroyed 22 enemy aircraft and was a larger than life character – which alone made him a well-known name. But that he overcame losing his legs in a flying… View Article

No Arms, No Legs, No Problem for English Channel Swimmer

How’s this for an inspirational story? A fantastic achievement, Philippe, you have the Bader spirit in spades. Your courage will inspire many – amputees and non-amputees alike. Frenchman Philippe Croizon, who lost both arms and legs in an electrical accident in 1994, successfully swam across the English Channel yesterday in just under 14 hours, using a… 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

Inspiring Decatur golfer inspired by others at tournament for amputees

DECATUR – Decatur’s Roe Skidmore Jr. went to Nashville, Tenn., this week to play in the 62nd annual National Amputee Golf Association Tournament, hoping he might inspire just one person. When he returned Friday, he did so realizing the person who’d been most inspired was himself. Oh, surely Skidmore was an inspiration, too. He won… View Article
Triathlon guides Canadian athlete Kimberly Fawcett-Smith through tragedy

Triathlon guides Canadian athlete Kimberly Fawcett-Smith through tragedy

Triathlon helped Kimberly Fawcett-Smith recover from losing her son, her leg and much of her military career in one terrible accident. The Air Force captain was preparing to leave for Afghanistan on Feb. 21, 2006. Her husband Maj. Curtis Smith had already been deployed to Congo. Fawcett-Smith was taking their infant son Keiran from CFB… View Article
Matawan veteran's mission to help fellow wounded warriors

Matawan veteran's mission to help fellow wounded warriors

The mortar exploded, mauling John Loosen’s left leg, kidney and most of his stomach. The 19-year-old Army infantryman was rushed back to the Cu Chi base camp in Vietnam, where the leg was amputated above the knee. The date was Dec. 29, 1967, and the attack was a lead-up to the Tet Offensive, a turning… 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
After amputation, firefighter defies odds

After amputation, firefighter defies odds

Determination to recapture dream inspires colleagues “It was like a dream.” That’s how Earl Barnes describes the motorcycle accident that cost him the lower part of his right leg. Before the accident, he was doing what he had wanted to do since he was a child: He was a firefighter. “It’s a funny thing about firefighters,”… 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
Paternal Instinct. Father's fears for his Marines sons realised

Paternal Instinct. Father's fears for his Marines sons realised

A Norwood father’s fears come true as he gets word only months apart his two sons were injured fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan On the day his first son was born 24 years ago, Bob Brady had a fleeting thought. As he marveled at the perfect little being he and his wife, Diane,… View Article
Penn State Student Working Toward Paralympics After Leg Amputation

Penn State Student Working Toward Paralympics After Leg Amputation

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State student Jake Schrom was eager to be home for the summer. It was May 15, 2008, and he had just begun his usual summer job, working for his family’s tree service and landscaping business in Carlisle. He was at the job site, getting ready to dump a full load of debris… View Article

PHIL PACKER "26" – Adam Layer DBF Representative

♦ 26 MILES FOR 26 CHARITIES IN 26 HOURS ♦ The Douglas Bader Foundation is very honoured to have been chosen as one of Phil Packer’s 26 beneficiary charities for the forthcoming Virgin London Marathon 2010 on the 26th April. Each of the 26 charities in Phil Packer’s “26” project have been asked to choose a… 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

Douglas Bader centenary exhibition launched at RAF Museum

Exhibition: Sir Douglas Bader Centennial Exhibition, Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, until March 31 2010 The RAF Museum in Hendon has launched a Douglas Bader centenary exhibition, celebrating the inspirational pilot and disabled campaigner’s life with a selection of rarities from the RAF archives. As an added bonus, Sir Richard Branson has recorded a podcast… View Article
Diane Mulligan to receive OBE for work with amputees

Diane Mulligan to receive OBE for work with amputees

Diane Mulligan A Seaford mother who helped to set up a support group for amputees and people with limb loss is to receive the OBE, To read more please click on the following link: http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/seaford/Seaford-mum-receives-new-years.5958861.jp And click here to visit the Website for the Support Group that Diane helped to set up. www.sussexamputeesupport.co.uk (Thanks to… View Article

Tracey Jones's amazing return to dancing following amputation

This is Tracey’s own story about her terrible accident, subsequent amputation and eventual return to fitness and well-being through her love of dance. Tracey’s courage is amazing and an inspiration to all. We are very grateful to Tracey for allowing us to publish her story on the Website and wish her the best of luck… View Article
Tracey Jones's amazing return to dancing following amputation

Tracey Jones's amazing return to dancing following amputation

This is Tracey’s own story about her terrible accident, subsequent amputation and eventual return to fitness and well-being through her love of dance. Tracey’s courage is amazing and an inspiration to all. We are very grateful to Tracey for allowing us to publish her story on the Website and wish her the best of luck… View Article

'I turned my family's life upside down'

By CRYSTAL CHAN IT’S A typical evening and the family of four sit at their table, having dinner. Three have cutlery in their hands. Only one, in a wheelchair, eats with cutlery stuck to her magnetic hand gloves. Such moments remind Madam Teo Siew Kim, 60, of what she has lost – both her hands… View Article
Added control for amputees

Added control for amputees

8 December 2009 | By Ellie Zolfagharifard Researchers at Bradford University are working on a two-year project to examine the extent to which sensory feedback affects the performance of artificial limbs. The project, starting in February 2010, is hoped to lead to a better understanding of problems associated with existing prosthetic design and lead to… View Article

More on Molly the amputee pony

Meet Molly. She’s a grey dappled pony who was abandoned by her owners when Katrina hit southern Louisiana, USA. She spent weeks on her own before finally being rescued and taken to a farm where abandoned animals were stockpiled. While there, she was attacked by a pit bull terrier and almost died. Her gnawed right… View Article

Amputee soldier Anthony Makin's baby joy

Dec 3 2009 by Tom Mullen, Evening Chronicle FROM the horrors of Afghanistan to new baby joy – amputee soldier Anthony Makin has become a dad. The squaddie, who lost a leg in a Helmand Province roadside bomb blast, is celebrating the birth of his first child, Leonie Lillie. Anthony’s long-time girlfriend Sarah Watson gave… 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

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
More on the "SmartHand"

More on the "SmartHand"

Here is more on the “SmartHand”, the amazing “sensitive” prosthetic hand that we featured on the 21st October: blog/2009/10/21/robotic-hand-that-feels/ You can see a video clip on the link below the story. Clearly a fantastic breakthrough but I wonder how much one of these will cost!! ************************************************* London, England (CNN) — Researchers are working on a… View Article
Lauren Hall – Prosthetic Limbs in Sport: are they an advantage?

Lauren Hall – Prosthetic Limbs in Sport: are they an advantage?

I thought you might be interested to read Lauren Hall’s very comprehensive project on prostheses and sport. She has clearly done a lot of research and it makes interesting and informative reading. Certainly food for thought. Lauren has kindly allowed me to post it on the Website – I hope you enjoy it. (Please note,… 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

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

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
Touch Bionics opens UK Centre of Excellence for amputees

Touch Bionics opens UK Centre of Excellence for amputees

Secretary of State for Scotland opens new facility designed to provide fast track patient access to clinical and technical experts Livingston, Scotland – August 18, 2009 – Touch Bionics, developer of the world’s first multi-articulating bionic hand, today announced the opening of its UK Centre of Excellence, located in Livingston, Scotland. The Rt. Hon. Jim… View Article
Singapore's Own Blade Runner

Singapore's Own Blade Runner

By: Janice Tai Sportsman Md Shariff Abdullah takes marathon races in his stride, beating many others. What sets him apart is his prosthetic left leg. Furthermore, he is poised to be Singapore’s first blade runner, just like South African Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius, once he gets a special prosthetic leg designed for running. He has… View Article
Skydiving Wounded Veterans Leap for a Cause

Skydiving Wounded Veterans Leap for a Cause

Skydiving wounded veterans take leap for a cause More than a dozen want amputees to know ‘life’s not over’ By ERICKA MELLON    Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle     March 30, 2009, 6:56AM James Nielsen Chronicle U.S. Army Sgt. John Botts, left, completes a tandem skydive with instructor Ben Morson during the “Wounded Warriors Skydive with Airborne Amputees”… View Article