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Life & Limb

Boston has a long history of pioneering research in prosthetics. And thanks to cutting-edge new research, local patients are ready to take the next step.


The Boston Arm

In 1968, when Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance Company debuted its state-of-the-art prosthetic arm at Massachusetts General Hospital, newspapers across the country hailed the dawn of […]


A Brand-New Kick

For those of us with two functioning legs, it’s easy to overlook the crucial role ankles play in walking. Every time we take a step, […]


All Prosthetics Are Local

Of the 16 victims who lost limbs in the Boston Marathon bombings, half have been fit for artificial limbs by family-owned United Prosthetics, an enterprise […]


Hugh Herr: Bionic Pioneer

How much of your research is informed by your own personal experience? All of it. On a very basic level, I am acutely aware as […]