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December 1, 2010

Biomechanics of Lower Limb Prosthetics

JAMA. 2010;304(21):2418-2419. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1745

Interest in prosthetic advancement has increased markedly following expanded funding to help develop advanced components and improve the quality of life for many amputees. The rate of war-related amputations in current US military personnel is now twice that experienced by military personnel in previous wars.1 As a result, an active generation is looking for components that will enable them to continue their active lifestyles as well as accomplish life goals that were in place before the loss of a limb.

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