Two volunteers are the first above-knee amputees in the world to feel their prosthetic foot and knee in real time. Their bionic prosthesis, features sensors that connect to residual nerves in the thigh. The resulting neurofeedback greatly reduces physical and mental strain for users of the prosthesis.
An amputee recently became the third patient in Canada to undergo osseointegration, a relatively new procedure aimed at giving amputees higher functionality, mobility and comfort. Full story.
Patients undergoing the nerve preimplantation procedure had less pain than patients undergoing conventional amputations as measured by best, current, and residual pain scores. The nerve transplant group also experienced ...