Turning Hope Into Reality—VA Research to Restore Veterans Abilities.
VA Research is dedicated to restoring injured Veterans to their greatest possible functional capacity in their families, communities, and work places. For those who lost limbs from combat traumas or because of complications such as diabetes, VA researchers are designing and building lighter, more lifelike prostheses using leading-edge technologies such as robotics, tissue engineering, and nanotechnology, and are studying how to best match available prosthetic components to the needs of amputees.
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The Prosthetics Outreach Foundation creates opportunities for children and adults in developing countries who suffer from limb loss and limb deformities to lead more fulfilling lives. POF provides access to prosthetics, surgery, and microloans. Distributed by Tubemogul.
Kevin Haney created this Glenn Strange Frankenstein Monster prosthetic likeness makeup in 1999 for the original Jack Pierce tribute which was never staged. As such, this makeup was only applied one time, with assistance by Kenny Myers and Bill Corso. Eventually, Haney created a Boris Karloff Monster makeup that was used several times for tributes to Pierce and Frankenstein (1931). DVD now available on Amazon****.
For men facing erectile dysfunction that has not been cured with more conservative treatments, the surgical placement of an inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) is an effective, permanent solution. Similarly, severe urine leakage can be corrected with an artificial urinary sphincter (AUS). These medical problems often coexist in men who have undergone treatment for prostate cancer.
In this surgical video, urologist LeRoy A. Jones, MD shows how both prosthetic devices can be installed during a single 90-minute outpatient operation. To learn more about the penile prosthesis or artificial urinary sphincter or about Dr. Jones, visit urologysanantonio****.
This video was filmed in 2009 in San Antonio, Texas as is provided for educational purposes with the express consent of the patient.
*******www.nucleusinc****/medical-animation This 3D medical animation shows a total knee joint replacement surgery of the right knee. The animation depicts the following surgical steps: the incicion; exposure of the arthritic knee joint (chondromalacia); removal of the femoral condyle surface; removal of the tibial plateau; placement of the femoral condyle prosthesis; placement of the tibial plateau and patellar joint prosthetics; comparison of a post-surgical x-ray; and closure of the surgical incision with drainage tube in place.
*******www.nucleusinc****/medical-animation This 3D medical animation depicts total hip replacement surgery of the right hip. The procedure includes the incision, exposure of the hip joint, placement of the acetabular hip prosthetic component (socket), removal of the arthritic femoral head, and placement of the femoral head prosthesis (ball).
Apple unveils a new iPad, we show you a pillow for your iPad, a motorized prosthetic knee, and a way to bring Google Voice to the Mac desktop!
BY SAMANTHA MCCLENDON
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Androids of the future may be wearing a skin that can feel the touch of a butterfly. A Stanford University researcher recently introduced her human-like robot skin that is flexible, light-weight, solar powered, and can sense chemicals.
CNN lays out its composition.
“The skin is made of highly elastic rubber with electric sensors on the edges. The thin film of rubber is molded into a grid of tiny pyramids.”
The skin can shrink and expand -- and some are already speculating what the future may hold.
A writer for Fast Company says this new skin quote “...makes your meatbag covering look pathetic.”
ASM International quotes inventor, Zhenan (Ji-nin) Bao -- who says the robot skin does go beyond what human skin can do.
"You can imagine a robot hand that can be used to touch some liquid and detect certain markers or a certain protein that is associated with some kind of disease and the robot will be able to effectively say, 'Oh, this person has that disease...’”
And as a writer for Popular Science speculates -- the potential uses go much further than that.
“If it could be wired to human nerves, it could allow patients with prosthetics to gain back feeling in their missing limbs. It could also one day coat cars, or be worked into clothing such as soldiers’ uniforms, working simultaneously as a biosensor and solar power generator.”
So from clothing to buildings, this robot skin won’t be limited to robots.
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Steve Chamberland talks with NBC Tampa Bay about his mission to give 50 prosthetic legs in 50 weeks, free. All anyone has to do is call or e mail him their story at schamberland11gmail****
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A twist of fate...a 13-year-old Ohio boy is back on the baseball mound after a surgery that left one of his legs turned backwards.
At ten years old, Dugan Smith learned he had bone cancer in his leg. Cleveland’s WJW has details on the procedure doctors performed that allows him to stay active.
REPORTER: “Dugan had a tumor the size of a softball on his thigh bone.”
DUGAN: “I didn’t know if I was every going to be able to run again. I didn’t know if it was going to work. So there was 100 things going through my mind.”
REPORTER: “Dugan endured months of chemotherapy for choosing a procedure that would cut off a portion of his leg and turn it 180 degrees.”
The Review Times calls it “A whole new ballgame” and the Columbus Dispatch dons him “The comeback kid”...
..****menting on the procedure that allows Dugan’s calf to function as his thigh and his ankle to bend like his knee.
A Review Times writer adds the procedure was a no-brainer for Dugan.
“Had he not chosen rotationplasty, playing baseball again may have been just a pipe dream for Dugan Smith. But instead of sitting on the bench, the seventh grader donned his No. 13 jersey ... as pitcher and first basemen.”
Dugan’s leg will continue to grow and he must do physical therapy up to three times a week. A Cleveland Plain Dealer blogger says the boy has come a long way since his odd procedure.
“Dugan plays baseball and basketball, went skiing last week, and plans to go out for freshman football in the fall ... but the leg does look strange.”
Dugan says he still hopes to fulfill his dream of being a Major League Baseball player - noting he’d be the first pitcher in the league with a prosthetic leg.
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Steve Chamberland talks with Bay News 9 about his mission to provide 50 prosthetic legs in 50 weeks to amputees who need one.
This is an interview with Dr. Thomas Stonecipher, MD, who is an Orthopedic Surgeon at The Everett Clinic. For a full biography of Dr. Stonecipher, please visit: *******thomaskstonecipher.everettclinic****/.
Locomotion, activity, and physical function are really important things for a good quality of life. When a hip joint, a weight-bearing joint, a lower limb joint, becomes painful it can take a really big bite out of your ability to enjoy a quality of life. Some problems simply can’t be fixed in the sense that the condition can only be remedied by a prosthetic replacement rather than a surgical repair. In the context of a painful, arthritic, or degenerative joint, we fortunately now have a pretty good solution to hip replacement.
For more information on The Everett Clinic Orthopedics Department, please visit: *******www.everettclinic****/Specialties/Orthopaedics.ashx?p=904.
www.caldwelldds**** - We are dedicated to patient care at our Orange County, California cosmetic dentistry practice. Our dental lab lets us fabricate dental prosthetics, including porcelain veneers and dental crowns, in-house. Not only does this shorten the amount of time required for treatment, it also allows us increased precision and customization. You may contact Drs. Ty & Susan Caldwell at www.caldwelldds****.
Handmade limbs and the victims of cluster bombs - the people of Laos have learnt to provide their own solutions to impaired mobility in the aftermath of the Laos-American war. Australian Aid supports the COPE centre in Vientiane that provides professional grade prosthetics to those in need.
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Giving a sense of touch to people with prosthetic hands, a private orbiting telescope to look for asteroids, GeekBeat's New York plans, the Drobo gets portable, and a light-weight camera jib for shooting on the go.