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How U.S. Prosthetists Have Been Helping Ukrainians Who Have Lost Limbs

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Data from the Ukrainian Ministry of Social Policy suggests 12,000 amputees have lost their limbs in the Russia-Ukraine war and are waiting for prosthetic limbs. But as the conflict continues, Ukrainian soldiers and civilians can’t get the care they need. Fortunately, groups of US-based prosthetists, orthopedists, and technicians are answering the need for prosthetic limbs as well as aftercare.

US-based prosthetists have been helping Ukrainian soldiers and civilians get prosthetic limbs.

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A Peek Into the Future of Amputee Health Care

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A digital transformation is key to improving health care for amputees by bridging the gap between revolutionary technology, patient psychology, and knowledge. But for that transformation to occur, a constant exchange of ideas is a must. In the UK, Swansea University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering took charge of the first of many discussions at the university.  

Innovations and new findings that seek to improve the experience of amputees and clinicians were presented at Swansea University.

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Firefighter Relearns How to Walk on Prosthesis After Accident

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In June, a Centerville firefighter, Colton Adams, was hit by an 18-wheeler while responding to a crash involving a car and a pickup truck on I-45. The 18-wheeler crashed into the car and truck, causing the 18-wheeler to overturn on top of the car.

Centerville firefighter recovers and learns how to walk again after accident.

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New Hospital Policy Allows Wounded Warriors to Keep Tattoos After Limb Loss

Posted by Bryan Potok on

People get tattoos to express themselves or remind themselves of events or people special to them. Tattoo art, which can range from totally outrageous designs to minimalist and simple, can also be expensive, so parting with a tattoo that may have taken a while to acquire can be especially painful.

Wounded warriors can now keep their tattoos even after limb loss.

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8-Year-Old Girl Tests Surfing Prosthetic Arm by UK Startup

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Joanie Melady, an eight-year-old girl from South Oxfordshire, UK, became one of the first to test a new prosthetic arm that can help people with upper limb loss and difference surf. She tried the surfing prosthetic arm at the UK’s largest inland surfing spot, The Wave in Bristol.

Eight-year-old Joanie is one of the first to test Koalaa's surfing prosthetic arm.

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