Innovative Amputation Surgery: Dr. Shriya Srinivasan

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A new and innovative amputation surgery has been making headlines and giving amputees a new lease on life. Developed by MIT researchers in collaboration with surgeons at Harvard Medical School, the surgery allows amputees to better control their residual muscles and receive sensory feedback. In most amputation surgeries, muscle pairs that control affected joints are […]

The Prosthetic Evolution

Scientist building a prosthetic

The earliest use of a prosthetic was, believe it or not, a big toe that was made of wood and leather. Dating back to between 930-710 BC in Egypt, we can only assume that the importance of sandals in Egyptian culture led to the need for the new appendage.  Believe it or not, only recently […]