French surgeons have fitted 650 people with replacement hips that had not been certified as meeting European standards, it emerged Thursday in a case with echoes of a scandal over faulty breast implants. The company making the artificial limbs says they are of high quality.
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (May 20, 2015) Mind-bending technology allows amputees to control their bionic prosthetic limbs with their thoughts. Amy Pollock reports.
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AP (Feb. 3, 2014) When a retired Texas truck driver and animal lover heard about a calf unable to walk because of frostbitten legs, she wanted to help. The calf is now walking with a pair of prosthetic limbs and is ... watch video
AFP (Feb. 27, 2014) They lose limbs in frontline missions against the Taliban but say they would be willing to give much more. The Pakistani army rehabilitates hundreds of soldiers every year amputated by IEDs. ... watch video
Washington Post (Feb. 19, 2015) Pakistan's Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine sees over 1,200 patients each day, some of whom are amputees. The hospital only began offering modern prosthetic limbs to these patients a ... watch video
AP (Mar. 31, 2015) Although she never had much interest in prosthetic limbs before, Faith Lennox couldn't wait to slip on her new robohand. The 7-year-old, who lost part of her left arm when she was a baby, grabbed it ... watch video
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