Animal prosthetic research helps human amputees too

09/28/2011 | Wired.com

Kevin Carroll, the man who made the famous prosthetic tail for Winter the dolphin, has also made prosthetic limbs for animals of all species, developments that have helped human amputees as well. This article reviews a variety of animal prostheses and their implications on human medicine, including the gel used in Winter's prosthetic tail, which has been used by prosthetists at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

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