Prosthetic Hand: More Amputees Proud to Wear Artificial Limbs

When a severe infection caused Jan Schumacher, 58, of Portland Ore., to lose her fingers, she preferred a functional prosthetic hand to a glossy silicone one that would look more natural. "Jan came to us and told us she wanted something 'trick badass,'" said MacJulian Lang, a prosthetist and clinical director of Advanced Arm Dynamics in Portland. Lang outfitted her with a prosthesis that looks more like a motorcycle glove than a prosthetic hand. The fingers move with a slight flex of a...Full Story
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