New advancements help amputees return to activities post-injury

April 14, 2015 1:14 PM

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New advancements help amputees return to activities post-injury

New technological and cosmetic advancements in prosthetics are enabling amputees to return to activities they didn’t think would be possible without all four limbs.

“I think we’ve probably advanced more in the past five years than we have in the past 40,” Brian Hopkins, an above-knee and below-elbow amputee, told MyFoxNY.com. Hopkins was fitted with a prosthetic device called a Michelangelo Hand by Prosthetics in Motion. The device, which can cost up to $90,000...

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