Prosthetist Kevin Carroll, known for his work on a prosthetic tail for a dolphin that was the basis for the movie "Dolphin Tale," travels extensively to speak and consult with patients. At the SCOPe/Hanger Clinic in Escondido, Calif., he worked with amputee Nate Hom, who wants to compete in a mud run/obstacle course in the fall, and Steve Telford, who wants a prosthetic leg for ocean swimming. In addition, Carroll, vice president of prosthetics for Hanger Clinic, is working on developing systems that sense temperature and provide neuropathic foot protection for people with diabetes.

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