Prosthetic Breakthroughs Will Benefit Boston Bombing Amputees

Photo courtesy The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
Photo courtesy The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.


The patients who lost limbs as a result of the Boston Marathon bombings might benefit from the lessons learned in treating soldier amputees injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“It’s no longer the peg leg mentality,” said Matt Albuquerque, president of Next Step Orthotics and Prosthetics, which, coincidently, has an office in Newton, Mass., just a few miles from the Boston Marathon route.

“The misconception is that we are still fitting people with wooden legs, but with the science of prosthetic limbs evolving so quickly in the past 20 years or so, we’ve gone from wood to robotics,” he said.

Read more about how victims of the Boston Marathon bombings benefit from lessons learned in Iraq and Afghanistan at ABC News.


Freddie Allen is the National News Editor for the NNPA News Wire and 200-plus Black newspapers. 20 million readers. You should follow Freddie on Twitter and Instagram @freddieallenjr.

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