Artificial Limbs: The World of Prosthetics

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A man with an amputated leg
Venezuelan migrant Freddy Brito, who lost a leg when he was shot years ago at a party in Venezuela, stands next to his prosthetic leg at a homeless shelter in Lima, Peru, where he is living. Martin Mejia/AP Photo

It’s estimated that about 2 million Americans have lost a limb. Many of them had an arm or leg amputated due to complications from diabetes. We talk with a prosthetist who works with amputation patients before and after surgery to help them adjust to their new artificial limb.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Amy Paulios Guest

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