Improving Prosthetics for Amputees

Study  points to benefits of 3D printing, whole-body vibration

  Complications commonly associated with traditional socket  prostheses, such as pressure sores and instability, have led to an increased  interest in improved methods for attaching prosthetic devices to amputees. One  approach gaining popularity is the use of a direct transcutaneous  osseointegrated implant that allows for a more stable connection to the  skeleton, enabling greater control of the prosthetic limb and heightened  sensory feedback.

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