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New Amputation Procedure Offers Promise

November 22, 2016

(CNN) – The world has watched in wonder as technologists unveil bionic arms and robotic legs. But just as these prosthetic advances offer hope to those who’ve lost limbs, the surgical side of amputations has largely stayed the same, a pioneering doctor said Monday. Not anymore. A first-of-its-kind amputation procedure, conducted in July, was shared during a news conference at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Boston.

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