New Surgery Helps Preserve Better Control And Feeling After Amputation – Forbes

Silhouette of amputee man with prosthetic leg on bridge with sunset sky

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have made major headway towards helping people with amputations retain a richer awareness over their residual limb. This restored sense of awareness should make it easier for amputees to use artificial limbs, allowing them to more fully feel like an extension of their body.

Published in Science Translational Medicine, the report by Shriya Srinivasan et al. discusses a novel amputation technique that successfully preserves the muscle dynamics we rely on for an understanding of where our bodies are.

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