@KeckMedUSC Armstrong Gives Transatlantic Keynote Focusing on High Tech and High Touch in Amputation Prevention

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at Keck School of Medicine of USC delivered a wide ranging lecture via transatlantic video link discussing current and next-generation strategies to treat people at high risk for diabetes-related amputation. The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists’ symposium (BAPO18), held at the Lancashire County Cricket Club in Manchester, featured several hundred clinicians from across the UK and Europe. Amongst a number of other efforts, Armstrong described new “wearable robots and exotendons” that mimic the body’s own musculoskeletal system that can help support and even augment strength and mobility.

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David G. Armstrong during transatlantic keynote lecture

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