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Home-Made Leg Prostheses Developed by the Army

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 19, 2011 at 1:09 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Home-made leg prostheses are being developed by the U.S Army and in a noteworthy achievement, a group of soldiers have made a custom prototype for an eight-year-old boy who lost both his legs.
 Home-Made Leg Prostheses Developed by the Army
Home-Made Leg Prostheses Developed by the Army
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To help people in Afghanistan who are injured by mines and bombs, locals need to be trained to develop their own prostheses from available materials. This will be a boon to people who have lost their limbs, as it will help them get back mobility quickly, rather than waste time waiting for external help.  

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A simple cast fixed on to a sturdy metal rod with a flat hook makes up the prototype and it is fairly simple to fit the cast.  

There is also a plan to help Afghan doctors in the area to make their own prosthetics and to help them impart training to victims on the use of the leg.



Source: Medindia
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