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  • South Carolina Man Arrested For Beating Disabled Man With His Own Prosthetic Leg

    06/17/2013 8:07:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 17, 2013
    A disabled South Carolina man was pushed off a moped and then beaten with his own prosthetic leg by an assailant who was arrested early today for assault, cops charge.
  • Gator gets prosthetic tail

    03/11/2013 5:06:03 PM PDT · by oxcart · 9 replies
    UPI ^ | 03/10/13
    PHOENIX, March 10 (UPI) -- Mr. Stubbs, an Arizona alligator who had his tail bitten off more than eight years ago, now has a prosthetic tail, his keepers say. The 11-year-old, 7-foot-long alligator at the Phoenix Herpetological Society may be the first alligator to be fitted with an artificial tail, The Arizona Republic reported Sunday. The Phoenix newspaper said it may take Mr. Stubbs months to learn to properly use his 3-foot rubber tail, which is attached with nylon straps. "The fact he doesn't try to bite it (the tail) is a good sign," society President Russ Johnson said. "Learning...
  • PONY WITH PROSTHETIC SURVIVES HURRICANE AND PIT BULL ATTACK

    06/07/2010 8:24:46 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 7 replies · 16+ views
    By Ginger Geoffery Story Published: Jun 7, 2010 at 6:56 PM EDT Story Updated: Jun 7, 2010 at 9:16 PM EDT TOWN OF BOSTON, NY ( WKBW ) She survived Hurricane Katrina and a pit bull attack, and now her tale of perseverance is inspiring others. Her name is Molly and she's a pony with a prosthetic leg. Molly is just one of the many animals and people left homeless by Hurricane Katrina. Molly was rescued, but shortly after she was adopted into a new home a pit bull attacked her, leaving one of Molly's front legs so badly injured...
  • Prosthetic leg washes ashore in Jacksonville Beach; Willie Nelson sticker included

    06/02/2010 7:49:56 AM PDT · by tlb · 45 replies · 802+ views
    Times-Union ^ | June 1, 2010 | Dan Scanlan
    Sgt. Thomas Bingham, the police spokesman, said a man brought the left leg in after it apparently washed ashore, also posting the missing limb on jacksonville.craigslist.org. "There are no markings on it except for a Willie Nelson sticker," Bingham said. "It's kind of hard to forget." The sergeant said the prosthetic leg has a distinctive coloration and markings, so whoever lost it should be able to identify it if they come to the department at 101 S. Penman Road. The owner can also call the police department property room at (904) 247-6196 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.
  • B.C. police seek serial groin-kicker after series of attacks

    10/30/2009 9:38:54 PM PDT · by tlb · 27 replies · 1,625+ views
    National Post ^ | October 28, 2009 | Canwest News Service
    LANGLEY, B.C. -- Police in Langley are investigating after a woman kicked a man in the groin so hard he lost a testicle -- the latest in a series of similar assaults. "I just want to know what her problem is," victim Anthony Clark, 22, said this week. "People like her shouldn't be on the streets." Mr. Clark was walking in the Brookswood area of Langley in early September when he passed his assailant on the sidewalk. "I was looking down and then I took a passing glance and saw her walk up to me," he said. That's when the...
  • Suspension of Disbelief

    10/21/2009 8:14:52 PM PDT · by BGHater · 3 replies · 676+ views
    Outside Magazine ^ | October 2009 | Jill Davis
    Most people who lose a leg dream of walking again. For adaptive athlete Jarem Frye, the inventor of a spring-loaded prosthetic knee transforming the lives of amputees, that wasn't nearly enough. He wanted to fly. Jarem Frye at his office in Mcminnville, Oregon (Photograph by Annie Marie Musselman) WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE a military propaganda video showing footage of U.S. Marines on patrol—protecting an Iraqi neighborhood from insurgents—now lives on the Internet, where you can see Garrett Jones's last steps as a whole-bodied man. The 15-second clip, shot in July 2007 in the city of Karmah, is poor in...
  • 'HOP-ALONG' CASSIDY GETS LEG UP IN LIFE

    04/02/2009 6:57:15 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies · 1,186+ views
    nypost ^ | March 31, 2009
    Bronx pooch Cassidy had just three legs to stand on until he got a fourth, thanks to a cutting-edge technique that made him a walking miracle. The German-shepherd mix -- well, OK, mutt -- has become one of the few animals in the world to receive a permanent prosthetic limb, and is a trailblazer whose surgical experience could help humans.
  • Iraqi Lieutenant Gets Prosthetic Limb from Coalition Forces

    04/30/2008 4:40:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 78+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Tami Hillis, USA
    Chris Cummings, a prosthetist in the IA Surgeon General’s Office Prosthetics Clinic in Baghdad, runs some tests on 1st Lt. Mohy Ali’s limb during an initial visit April 21. Mohy, an IA Soldier, lost his foot during an IED attack Jan. 10 while on a joint mission with Coalition forces. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Tami Hillis, 4th BCT Public Affairs. FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU — At approximately 12:46 p.m., Jan. 10, everything changed for one Iraqi Army Special Forces platoon leader. While on a joint mission with Coalition forces, the 8th IA Division Soldier was struck by an improvised...
  • Dog breaks new ground with his metallic paw

    07/15/2007 7:52:19 PM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 38 replies · 1,480+ views
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | july 15th, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    A Belgian Shepherd dog called Storm has become the world's first pet to be fitted with a prosthetic paw.It is believed to be the first time that such an operation has been carried out and could provide hope for many humans. What makes the false limb special is that the dog's skin can grow into the metal. Storm, who lives in Oxshott, Surrey, had a leg removed when it became infected with an aggressive tumour earlier this year. The operation was carried out by Noel Fitzpatrick, a veterinary surgeon based in Farnham, Surrey, who specialises in repairing the damaged limbs...
  • Walter Reed Workshop Showcases Prosthetic Technology

    06/01/2007 6:31:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 1,203+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, June 1, 2007 – As the use of improvised explosive devices has continued steadily against U.S. troops in Iraq, the Defense Department has made treating those troops seriously injured in the blasts a top priority. Brian Frasure, left, a clinical prosthetist and world-class athlete, speaks to the audience on the last day of the Military Amputees Advances Skills Training workshop June 1 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Sara Wood  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. That was the focus of a three-day workshop for Defense Department and Veterans Affairs medical professionals at...
  • 'Bionic' eye implants look ahead

    02/16/2007 3:23:11 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 48 replies · 2,913+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, February 16, 2007 | Jonathan Fildes
    A bionic eye implant that could help restore the sight of millions of blind people could be available to patients within two years. US researchers have been given the go-ahead to implant the prototype device in 50 to 75 patients. The Argus II system uses a spectacle-mounted camera to feed visual information to electrodes in the eye. Patients who tested less-advanced versions of the retinal implant were able to see light, shapes and movement. "What we are trying to do is take real-time images from a camera and convert them into tiny electrical pulses that would jump-start the otherwise...
  • 'Bionic woman' shows off arm

    09/14/2006 11:49:13 AM PDT · by <1/1,000,000th% · 22 replies · 1,542+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 9/14/06 | Jim Ritter
    She's being called the world's first "bionic woman." Claudia Mitchell, who lost her left arm in a motorcycle accident, can move her replacement robotic arm just by thinking. "I can flex my elbow and open and close my hand with the mere thought of doing it," she said. ...
  • Boy Beaten, Artificial Leg Used As Weapon (Police Seeking Perps Speaking "Polish or Broken English")

    07/13/2006 3:24:38 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 15 replies · 419+ views
    CBS2.Chicago.com ^ | 07/13/2006 | Kristyn Hartman
    (CBS) BURBANK, Ill. A 15-year-old southwest suburban boy and his friends are wondering what could have made a group of teens beat him, then take his prosthetic leg and use it as a weapon on a friend who came to his rescue. As CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports, D.J. Choate of Burbank is now without his leg after losing it in a scuffle his friends call unthinkable. Choate and some friends were outside near 79th Street and Nagle Avenue when a group of teens drove past and almost hit him on Monday morning just after midnight. Choate said he and...
  • He can build them better, faster, sexier

    06/17/2006 7:49:26 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 16 replies · 1,071+ views
    Boston.com ^ | June 12, 2006 | Andrew Rimas
    The machinery of the human body is wonderfully complex, especially in its moving parts. That's why recreating it in metal and plastic is commonly thought to be the stuff of science fiction, androids and bionic men. But professor Hugh Herr, director of the Biomechatronics Group at MIT's Media Lab, has made a career of taking the fiction out of the science. His team has developed, among other marvels, a prosthetic ``Rheo Knee" that uses artificial intelligence to replicate the workings of a biological human joint ... ... ``The amputee can think, contract muscles, and directly control the artificial leg. It's...
  • Injured by Vehicle Bombs, Iraqi Gets Prosthetic Hand

    05/24/2006 5:23:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 227+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Pfc. Edgar Reyes
    U.S. Army Dr. (Maj.) Steven Bauer (right), brigade surgeon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, instructs Iraqi Lt. Ceasar Hamed Hassan on how to close and open his newly received prosthetic hand, May 4, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Edgar Reyes Injured by Vehicle Bombs, Iraqi Gets Prosthetic Hand The Iraqi soldier lost his left hand when his vehicle collided with two separate vehicles loaded with bombs during a routine patrol. By U.S. Army Pfc. Edgar Reyes 2nd Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, May 24, 2006 —...
  • Tahi the kiwi gets a new leg

    05/09/2006 5:13:57 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 1 replies · 190+ views
    BBC ^ | May 9,2006 | Kim Griggs
    f you are a bird that does not fly, having two legs is pretty important. So when a wild kiwi lost one of his legs below the knee to a gin trap, a New Zealand zoo decided to help out this iconic native bird. "The bird gets around well enough (by hopping) but he won't be able to breed with one leg," says Gerry Whitehouse-Tedd, an animal training and conditioning specialist at Wellington Zoo where Tahi - Maori for "one" - lives. The zoo decided to see if it could fit a prosthetic leg to the North Island brown kiwi....
  • Man With Prosthetic Legs, Deaf Man Brawl

    05/06/2006 8:35:35 AM PDT · by highimpact · 11 replies · 276+ views
    AP ^ | 5/4/06 | Staff
    May 05 4:06 PM US/Eastern Email this story VALPARAISO, Ind. Two men who had driven around several towns for hours after meeting in a bar ended up fighting after one of the men couldn't communicate directions clearly to the driver. Kent Hisey, 52, became frustrated by the difficulty of James Mills, who is deaf, in communicating directions, Valparaiso police said. They had driven from the Playboy Lounge in New Chicago to Portage, then Hobart _ where the 46-year-old Mills lives _ and finally to Valparaiso _ communities spread across two northwest Indiana counties about 30 miles southeast of Chicago. Hisey,...
  • University of Utah to help build bionic arm (fully-functioning prosthetic)

    04/21/2006 2:35:33 PM PDT · by Dark Skies · 34 replies · 550+ views
    Eurekalert.org ^ | 4/21/2006 | Staff
    University of Utah researchers will receive up to $10.3 million to help develop a new prosthetic arm that would work, feel and look like a real arm. The Utah work is a key part of a U.S. Department of Defense contract worth up to $55 million to develop the new device for soldiers and potentially others whose arms were amputated. "Imagine an artificial arm that moves naturally in response to your thoughts, that allows you to feel both the outside world and your own movements, and that is as strong and graceful as an intact, biological limb," says bioengineer Greg...
  • Standing on his own 2 feet … with the help of a few Marines (TISSUE ALERT)

    08/19/2005 6:10:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 908+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 19, 2005 | Sgt. Jerad W. Alexander
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Aug. 18, 2005) -- To any casual observer visiting the F-11A pistol and battlesight zero range here, 1st Lt. Charles E. Hayter, a 26-year-old native of Billings, Mont., looks like any run-of-the-mill platoon commander… standing, watching over his Marines as they zero their rifles before they deploy to Iraq. A closer examination might reveal otherwise, but it would have to be a real close observation. The only telltale sign would be the tightness of one boot over the other and it’s rigid appearance, because inside that boot exists a prosthetic. Hayter, platoon commander for...
  • Lawmakers object to fake penis for drug tests

    05/11/2005 3:12:12 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 25 replies · 1,084+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A life-like prosthetic penis called the Whizzinator and other products promising to help illegal drug users pass urine tests provoked U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday to take legal action with subpoenas of manufacturers. Lawmakers objected to attempts to circumvent drug tests with products such as The Whizzinator, a fake penis that can provide a flow of clean urine "again and again, anytime, anywhere you need it!" according to the Web site www.whizzinator.com. A congressional subcommittee voted to subpoena the owner of Puck Technology of Signal Hill, California, the company that makes the Whizzinator. The panel also voted to...
  • Tom Sizemore Jailed (caught with prosthetic penis)

    02/11/2005 10:48:29 AM PST · by ClintonBeGone · 86 replies · 4,265+ views
    Yahoo/E!-online ^ | 2/11/2005 | Sarah Hall
    Saving Private Ryan was no problem for Tom Sizemore. Saving himself from the slammer could prove to be more of a challenge. The legally challenged thesp, on probation for abusing his ex-girlfriend Heidi Fleiss, landed behind bars Thursday at a scheduled hearing after a probation officer reported to the judge that Sizemore had failed a Feb. 1 drug test. Judge Antonio Barreto Jr. informed Sizemore that his "drug use is out of control" and ordered him jailed. His bail was set at $25,000. "I had hoped and wanted to see a positive performance," Barreto said. Sizemore had been granted permission...
  • President Bush kept promise to run with injured vet.

    08/06/2004 7:08:20 PM PDT · by rector seal · 9 replies · 329+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 7/15/2004 | Ralph Kinney Bennett
    But, sure enough, a year and a half later, there's this young sergeant in shorts and an Army windbreaker, running on his prosthetic leg. And running beside him? The President of the United States.