Amputation News

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12/6/2017
11/27/2017
11/12/2017
8/24/2017
Land Mines Being Replaced by More Deadly Explosive Devices: Study

IED victims lose multiple limbs, suffer more genital injuries

5/17/2017
Diabetes Drug Gets FDA Warning Due to Amputation Risk

Canagliflozin tied to a doubling of amputations of legs, feet, agency says

5/4/2017
Artificial Hand 'Sees' Objects

Camera allows amputees to reach automatically for objects, as a real hand would, study finds

3/23/2017
Scientists Working on Solar-Powered Prosthetic Limbs

Synthetic skin could use sun's energy to power the devices, researchers say

12/2/2016
Specially Designed Video Game Might Ease 'Phantom Limb' Pain

Study finds exercising virtual limb cut pain by as much as half

11/18/2016
Amputations Due to Poor Blood Flow More Likely in Certain Groups

Black and poor patients with peripheral artery disease fare worse than others, study finds

10/27/2016
Doctors Try Brain-Training to Curb 'Phantom Limb Pain'

Robotic technology offers insight into the post-amputation phenomenon

10/26/2016
Nerve Stimulation Restored Sense of Touch to Arm Amputees

Implanted devices carried signals to mimic natural sensations

8/4/2016
Blindness Biggest Fear for Many Americans

Losing vision would be as bad or worse than losing hearing, memory, speech or a limb, survey finds

5/6/2016
Statins Might Protect People With Narrowed Leg Arteries

Study found the cholesterol-lowing drugs associated with reduced risk of amputation, death

4/8/2016
Freezing Technique May Ease 'Phantom Limb' Pain for Amputees

Targeted treatment of nerve and scar tissue found to improve symptoms in small study

3/8/2016
Amputee 'Feels' With Bionic Fingertip

Swiss researchers attached electrodes to upper arm to transmit touch sense

3/3/2016
Lawn Mowers Can Cause Severe Injuries to Kids

Study found that more than half of accidents required amputation

10/14/2015
Plight of NFL Player Stricken by MRSA Germ 'Extremely Unusual'

Infections by the 'superbug' down significantly in recent years, CDC says

7/16/2015
Novel Leg Prosthesis Approved

For people who can't use conventional device

6/9/2015
Technology Offers Hope of Better Bionic Legs

Researchers want brain signals to control movement of artificial lower limb

6/4/2015
Scientists Bioengineer First Artificial Animal Limb

Rat forelimb designed and grown in lab first step toward producing parts for transplant, researchers say

2/4/2015
Imaging Tests May Help Stem Amputations for Circulatory Disorder

Saving limbs saves lives and costs less than amputation for peripheral arterial disease, study says

10/8/2014
New Prosthetic Hands Restore Sense of Touch to Amputees

Advances herald new opportunities for patients in everyday life, experts say

8/4/2014
Poor People With Diabetes Much More Likely to Lose a Limb: Study

Most amputations are preventable with earlier treatment, researchers note

5/9/2014
FDA OKs Artificial Arm That Does Complex Tasks

DEKA Arm System allows user to multi-task, agency says

5/9/2014
Bionic Prosthetic Arm Approved

Helps amputees perform complex tasks by using signals from nearby muscles

4/16/2014
Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults

But at the same time, rates of diabetes have more than tripled, researchers report

4/16/2014
Leeches Help Save Woman's Ear After Pit Bull Mauling

The 17-day treatment prevented blood vessel clogging that could threaten reconnection, surgeons say

2/25/2014
Amputee's 'Phantom Limb' Pain Eased by Virtual Arm Technology

But researchers note it's not clear if treatment will work for anyone else

2/5/2014
Amputee 'Feels' Objects With Prosthetic Hand

Computer-assisted technology provides his first sense of touch in almost 10 years

12/10/2013
Heartening Drop in Diabetes Complications Seen Among Seniors

But low blood sugar, a side effect of treatment, remains a concern, study authors say

11/20/2013
Higher Spending on Poor Leg Circulation May Not Pay Off

Amputation rate for peripheral artery disease was similar despite wide variance in treatment costs between regions

11/6/2013
Cats Might Fare Better With Vaccinations in Tail

Study found this was as effective as traditional leg injection site

10/14/2013
Gene Makeup May Help Explain Amputees' Chronic Pain

Finding of potential value to thousands of U.S. vets who've lost limbs, study says

9/25/2013
New Robotic Leg Gets Closer to the Real Thing, Study Says

State-of-the-art prosthesis relies on user's nerve signals

8/19/2013
Medical Lessons Learned From the Boston Bombing

Rapid use of imaging was critical in stemming marathon's death toll, researcher says

7/20/2013
Tips to Prevent Serious Lawn Mower Injuries in Kids

Having family member nearby isn't enough, expert warns

7/19/2013
Diabetes-Linked Amputations Declining, Study Finds

Although disease rates are rising, orthopedic treatments have improved, experts say

5/1/2013
Companies to Donate Prosthetic Legs to Boston Bombing Victims in Need

Even if patients lack insurance to cover costs, prosthetic makers' coalition vows to help them walk again

4/11/2013
Non-Amputees Can Experience the Illusion of a 'Phantom' Limb

The brain can accept an invisible hand as part of the body, study shows

3/28/2013
CDC Launches New Graphic Antismoking Ads

Emotional ads put a face to devastating effects from both smoking and secondhand smoke

3/20/2013
Blacks More Likely to Get Amputations Due to Blocked Blood Flow: Study

Whites were more likely to have less-drastic procedure to restore lower-leg circulation

2/20/2013
1 in 8 Americans Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes: Poll

Only 21 percent of those interviewed say they're well-versed on the disease, Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey finds

2/8/2013
Winter Storm Hazard: Snowblower Injuries

Broken bones, amputation possible if safety precautions not followed, expert warns

10/28/2012
Harvest Season Can Be Hazardous for Farmers

ER doctor offers safety advice to avoid traumatic injuries, other health problems

5/3/2012
U.S. Health Care Spending High, But Quality Lags: Report

However, breast cancer survival rates were best among 13 industrialized nations

1/24/2012
Rate of Leg, Foot Amputations Among Diabetics Drops: CDC

Researchers point to better management of disease in explaining the trend

1/16/2012
'Bath-Salts' Injection Leads to Flesh-Eating Disease

Patient underwent amputation, mastectomy, skin grafts after use at party

11/20/2011
Hispanics With Diabetes Urged to Get Yearly Foot Care

Regular exams can prevent foot ulcers, nerve damage and amputations, podiatrists say

11/4/2011
Earthquakes Put Millions of Lives, Major Cities at Risk

One of three victims will die from their injuries in massive temblors, researchers estimate

7/11/2011
For People With Diabetes, Pets May Pose Unusual Hazards

In one case, dog chewed on sleeping owner's toe, leading to amputation