Amputation is no longer a surgery of last resort

As prostheses (human-machine interfaces) and rehabilitation improve and merge with advances in healing, perhaps we will become more and more likely to choose amputation. What do you think? Here is a fascinating article by Matthew LaPlante.

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In the past, amputation was almost always a surgery of last resort. Today, technological advances in prosthetic limbs and shifting social stigmas have created a world in which a once unthinkable choice…

Source: Amputation is no longer a surgery of last resort | Deseret News

David G. Armstrong

Dedicated to amputation prevention, wound healing, diabetic foot, biotechnology and the intersection between medical devices and consumer electronics.

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