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FDA approves 1st-of-kind leg prosthesis

from Medscape

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first prosthesis for above-the-knee amputations that does not rely on a conventional, cup-like socket fitting over the stump of a patient's leg. With the new device, called Osseoanchored Prostheses for the Rehabilitation of Amputees, an external prosthetic limb attaches to a fixture implanted in the patient's remaining thigh bone. more


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