Not sure if everyone has seen this article about the mind-controlled prosthetic limb. This gentlemen just climbed the Willis Tower in Chicago! Not sure how it worked, but his muscles contracted when his brain said to climb! This is very pioneering in regards to rehabilitation and definitely an advancement in our (and prosthetic) field. Not very often in orthopaedic (and especially spinal care!) that an advancement like this occurs, even if this feat is in the infancy stage. Its a very positive change at a time where we tend to argue about the benefits of a particular technique or approach instead of simply loving what we do as a profession.

I had a great opportunity as an intern to work under the great David Lawrence (clinic site here) for an entire clinical on amputee rehab, so this is very interesting to me. Anyone who has performed rehab with this population definitely knows what I mean!


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