Other less prevalent lower extremity cases include:
There are several areas of technology that have advanced significantly in recent years and are showing considerable potential. Robotic limbs and direct bone attachment are two new technologies that have made tremendous gains recently.
April has been designated as "Limb Loss Awareness Month."
A main purpose behind the designation is to provide an opportunity to educate society about amputees living in the community.
Though not officially adopted, a friend of the Amputee Coalition's Facebook page submitted the amputee awareness ribbon pictured here.
Prosthetics have been mentioned throughout history. The earliest recorded mention is the warrior queen Vishpala in the Rigveda. The Egyptians were early pioneers of the idea, as shown by the wooden toe found on a body from the New Kingdom. Roman bronze crowns have also been found, but their use could have been more aesthetic than medical. With advances in medical science, a few experimental prostheses have been integrated with body tissues, including the nervous system. These highly advanced devices can respond to commands from the central nervous system, more closely approximating normal movement and utility than older prostheses.
100 Year History of Ottobock Prosthetic Legs - Ottobock - (2014-09-09)
|Latest Prostheses and Prosthetics Publications|
|1 - Amputees Can Learn to Control Robotic Arm with Mind Power - University of Chicago Medical Center.|
|2 - Working with Smart Materials to Make Prosthetic Limbs More Lifelike - University of Houston.|
|3 - Stroke Patient Walking Ability Improved with Implanted Neuroprosthesis - Wolters Kluwer Health.|
|4 - Prominence Prosthetics for High Heels - Johns Hopkins University.|
|5 - Improving Prosthetics and Lives of Amputees - Orthopaedic Research Society.|
|6 - Bionic Fingertip Allows Amputee to Feels Texture - Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne.|
|7 - CES 2016: The Gift of 3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs - ROBO 3D.|
|8 - Physical Therapy for Foot Pain & Plantar Fasciitis - Thomas C. Weiss.|
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