Tag Archive: prosthetics

PACE Newsletter – Winter 2017

Herewith the link to the Winter 2017 e-Newsletter from PACE Rehabilitation who have continued to do amazing work throughout 2017. I, for one, can’t wait to see what innovative solutions they come up with for amputees in the coming year. Prosthetics must surely be one of the most exciting and rapidly advancing branches of medicine… View Article

PORT-ER 1st Newsletter

Sandra Sexton from PORT-ER has sent us the first Newsletter of 2015 from the charity. Their Mobility Matters campaign highlights the need for development in prosthetics and orthotics. “PORT-ER is the charity where mobility matters. Our vision is to bring about better patient care for people with mobility challenges through national and international development. We are… View Article

Do you have a redundant prosthetic limb at home? Here – at last – is something useful you can do with it.

We were delighted to receive the following message from Tom Williams who is hoping to take a van full of redundant prosthetic legs to Africa. We have often received information from people who have, for various reasons, frequently through bereavement, been left with perfectly good, functional and often extremely expensive prosthetic limbs. They approach us… View Article

“Wooden” Arm Rejuvenates Amputee’s Outlook – See latest PACE Press Release

We’re grateful to Scott Richardson for sending us the latest Press Release from PACE Rehabilitation. It’s truly amazing what’s going on in the prosthetics field and, this particular article struck a chord for me personally too. Tim Madison’s wonderful “wooden” arm with its retro look reminds me of the prosthetic legs worn by Douglas Bader…. View Article
PACE – Latest Newsletter: Winter 2012/2013

PACE – Latest Newsletter: Winter 2012/2013

We have just received Issue 13, Winter 2012/2013, from PACE. As always, it’s packed with interesting and inspirational stories and articles as well as the factual information and news you’d expect from PACE Rehabilitation, a company at the forefront of the prosthetics field. You can see the Newsletter by clicking on the link. Highly recommended is… View Article

2 Great Opportunities: Learn to Run and Talent Spotting

We’ve heard from Kiera Roche from LimbPower about the 2 following exciting opportunities. Learn to Run Workshops are free running clinics where leg amputees can learn about running along with relevant information, and Talent Intro, is where those of  you who can already run might be spotted as  Paralympians of the future… As Kiera says: “Not… View Article
UP and ON Newsletter

UP and ON Newsletter

We’re delighted to be able to publish the April edition of  UP and ON, the Newsletter from the User Prosthetics and Orthotics Network. I’m afraid it’s a link-job so please click HERE to download and read it. We’re going to be publishing this excellent Newsletter regularly and have no doubt you’ll find lots of interest… View Article
Latest Enews from PACE Rehabilitation

Latest Enews from PACE Rehabilitation

We’ve received the latest Enews from PACE Rehabilitation and I’m printing it here as a taster to show you what this amazing organisation is up to and the huge and exciting strides that are being made in prosthetics and rehabilitation. For this reason, the links won’t work but to follow up the stories and read… View Article

Double amputee Aimee Mullins responds to “but you don’t look disabled” comments

NEW YORK — People come up to Aimee Mullins (pictured) all the time and say, “you know, I have to tell you, you just don’t look disabled.” The record-setting athlete, actress and model says, “And it’s sweet because I know that they’re confused, and they’re telling me this because they know I’m missing both legs… View Article

Amputee shares ‘inconvenience’ with Libertyville students

By Beth Kramer ekramer@stmedianetwork.com December 2, 2011 9:24PM LIBERTYVILLE — Having a prosthetic leg is not a disability, Mike Carzoli told about 125 fifth grade students Friday. He called it a “minor inconvenience” that doesn’t hold him back from anything — he can run, jump, play sports, go swimming and live the lifestyle he wants. Carzoli… View Article
Call for people with prosthetics – Can you help Ellie?

Call for people with prosthetics – Can you help Ellie?

We have received the following request from Ellie Hoskins. Please contact her via the email address below if you’d like to help her out. My name is Ellie Hoskins, I am a third year documentary photography student studying at the University of Wales, Newport. For my final year project I wanted to look into peoples life… View Article
Call for people with prosthetics – Can you help Ellie?

Call for people with prosthetics – Can you help Ellie?

We have received the following request from Ellie Hoskins. Please contact her via the email address below if you’d like to help her out. My name is Ellie Hoskins, I am a third year documentary photography student studying at the University of Wales, Newport. For my final year project I wanted to look into peoples life… View Article
Army Surgeon Develops Prosthetic Leg for Afghan IED Victims

Army Surgeon Develops Prosthetic Leg for Afghan IED Victims

Advances in prosthetics have greatly reduced the debilitating effects of losing a limb for people in the developed world, but in Afghanistan, a country with one of the highest amputation rates, sustainable technology like this is rare. Combined Task Force Spartan Soldiers developed a simple and easily reproduced prototype prosthetic leg for victims of improvised… 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

Mum vows to walk again after choosing to have both legs amputated

COURAGEOUS mum-of-six Jennifer Clark told today how she faces learning to walk for the third time after an operation to remove her legs. The 41-year-old, from Hollycarrside, first had to have her deformed feet amputated to overcome a deteriorating condition. But after buying her first pair of shoes and learning to walk all over again,… View Article
2012 Paralympic Games Hopeful Says Landmark Education Helped Her Overcome Self-Consciousness To Compete

2012 Paralympic Games Hopeful Says Landmark Education Helped Her Overcome Self-Consciousness To Compete

Katy Sullivan, an actress and Paralympic runner ranked 5th in the world in her category, says that her newfound confidence is what has made it possible to boldly pursue her dreams. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 26, 2011 Katy Sullivan, an actress and Paralympic runner ranked 5th in the world in her category, credits training… View Article
From America-National program inspiring amputees

From America-National program inspiring amputees

By: Erin Clarke Becoming an amputee is a traumatic experience and a national program wants to show people who have lost limbs that life isn’t over after their surgery. As YNN’s Erin Clarke tells us, Amputee Empowerment Partners is inspiring those people to embrace their new life and focus on the future. EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. —… 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
Breakthrough Partnership Brings Second Chance and Prosthetic Technology to 22 Year Old Quad Amputee

Breakthrough Partnership Brings Second Chance and Prosthetic Technology to 22 Year Old Quad Amputee

Eagle, CO, August 22, 2010 – Kendra Creek will receive four amazing limbs after her extremities were amputated during a life-threatening battle with bacterial meningitis. Second Chance with Saving Grace (SCwSG) partnered with Riverside Prosthetics & Orthotics to present Creek with this gift and hope for a productive future. She will receive new high-tech prosthetics… 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

First Complete Double Leg Amputee Completes a Marathon

On Sunday, November 1st, after starting at 6 AM (just before the sun rose over the Verazanno Bridge), twenty-two-year-old John Tartaglio became the first complete double leg amputee to finish a marathon. John completed the 26.2 miles in 15 hours and 59 minutes, running on a custom designed carbon fiber running prosthesis built by A… 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

Prosthetics don't give sprinters an unfair advantage, research suggests

Carbon-fibre blades like those worn by sprinter Oscar Pistorius do not give an edge over able-bodied athletes Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who wears carbon-fibre blades, lost his bid to compete against able-bodied athletes at the Beijing Olympics. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images Prosthetics worn by disabled sprinters confer no speed advantage, scientists have found. If anything,… View Article
Prostheses that work like real limbs…

Prostheses that work like real limbs…

A doctor posed a simple question to Army Maj. A.J. Tong during his recovery from severe injuries in Iraq. “What do you want to do?” the doctor asked. “Everything I did before,” Tong recalls responding. Life had irrevocably changed for Tong, 33, who lives in Yelm. An especially lethal kind of roadside bomb hit him… 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
Wound research may speed troops’ recovery

Wound research may speed troops’ recovery

By Gregg Zoroya – USA Today Posted : Thursday Aug 20, 2009 19:21:48 EDT Military scientists have identified genes and proteins called biomarkers that could enable doctors to tailor personalized treatments for troops suffering traumatic injuries, such as those caused by roadside bombs. Researchers hope the troops will heal and recover faster, said Navy Cmdr…. View Article
Wound research may speed troops’ recovery

Wound research may speed troops’ recovery

By Gregg Zoroya – USA Today Posted : Thursday Aug 20, 2009 19:21:48 EDT Military scientists have identified genes and proteins called biomarkers that could enable doctors to tailor personalized treatments for troops suffering traumatic injuries, such as those caused by roadside bombs. Researchers hope the troops will heal and recover faster, said Navy Cmdr…. View Article
Airman fights for job after surgery mishap

Airman fights for job after surgery mishap

By Michael Hoffman – Staff writer Posted : Monday Jul 27, 2009 15:40:44 EDT Airman 1st Class Colton Read looked up from his hospital bed into the face of his wife. A tube down his throat kept him from talking. Fighting back tears, Jessica Read told her 20-year-old husband that doctors had amputated his right… View Article
New limbs for quadruple amputee Harley Slack

New limbs for quadruple amputee Harley Slack

(What a shame that it should be down to fund-raising to provide the money for prosthetics that should surely be available through the NHS. These prosthetics are, after all, required as the direct result of an illness that Harley was unlucky enough to contract in the first place. It seems to be adding insult to… 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
DARPA Advances in Limb Technology

DARPA Advances in Limb Technology

REVOLUTIONIZING PROSTHETICS PROGRAM (From the DARPA Fact Sheet, February 2008) Throughout history, the battlefield loss of limbs has been the major driving force for technological progress in the field of prosthetics. For example, formation of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association resulting from the post-WWII leadership of Dr. Norman Kirk, Surgeon General of the Army,… View Article