'I know what I'm stepping on,' says amputee testing groundbreaking prosthetics
Catalan hospital, among four in the world to implant bone-anchored prosthetics to its patients
Groundbreaking prosthetic technology developed by a Catalan hospital is making a big difference in the lives of above-the-knee amputees. Unlike traditional methods which consist of a socket being placed over the stump, this prosthetic is directly attached to the amputees’ femur, thus allowing for greater sensitivity and comfort.
“I felt like a current going all through my leg. It was very moving,” says Ester Muela, an amputee, recalling the day she tried the prosthetic for the first time two years ago. It was nine years after losing her leg. Even after all that time, the new prosthetic allowed her to feel her femur again.