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LIlo- prosthetics in the future
Posted: 10 April 2007

The immediate future for the next ten years is being able to attach the prosthesis directly to the bone of the residual limb. It removes all the problems of fitting a prosthesis socket to an already compromised residual limb. The Russians have apparently experimented with this and there is allegedly some pioneering work in Britian prompted by the London underground bombings and the casualties there. Barriers to overcome are infection of the area where the attachment comes through the skin and permament ossification of the attachment adaptor to the residual bone. How about some discussion on these lines.

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Dateline: 12 May 2012
A disabled athlete has disrupted the annual Paralympics in London by setting new world records in the 100m, 200m and 400m distances - faster than any able-bodied athlete, laying down a challenge for athletes at the 2012 London Olympics in July. This year's events have been dominated by Li Lo, a relatively unknown Chinese athlete who first competed as an 'able-bodied' athlete and then, after ...
 
Wolfgang Grulke Let's hear it from the 'medics' out there!
Posted: 11 April 2007 at 04:29
 
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