Locally-Made Device Could Revolutionize Prosthetics, OrthoCare Innovations Reveals
8/23/2012 8:05:03 AM
A local company is about to launch what if hopes will be a revolutionary medical device that gives amputees the freedom they haven't had since losing a limb. Many amputees describe walking around on a regular prosthetic foot like wearing ski boots. There's no flexibility and not a lot of grace. A new device, called Magellan, may very well change all that by giving users the power to adjust their prosthetic. A few years ago Mark McWilliams wouldn't have even attempted to climb a steep hill in Interlaken Park. McWilliams is an amputee, and his first prosthetic ankle wasn't flexible.