Science is Helping Amputees With Prosthetic Limbs Regain Sensation


Traumatic accidents are responsible for 45% of amputations. Scientists and medical professionals are using technology to improve the lives of the 2 million Americans suffering from limb loss. A Stanford University engineer, Zhenan Bao, has created an artificial arm that connects to an amputee’s nerve cells. Establishing a link to the nervous system permits increased functionality and optimal control. Dr. Bao’s creation allows users to sense touch and heat, two qualities traditional prosthetics lack. These highly advanced limbs can also grip objects and move like a human arm. Further testing stands in the way of widespread use, but amputees have some good reasons to be optimistic about the future.

Common Causes of Amputations

  • Auto accidents

  • Factory accidents

  • Construction accidents

  • Agricultural accidents

  • Firearms

  • Explosives

  • Fireworks

  • Electrocution

  • Heavy door malfunction

You May Be Entitled to Compensation

If you are involved in an accident and are forced to undergo an amputation, you may be able to recover damages. An experienced lawyer can help you obtain compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Thorp Law has extensive experience fighting for accident victims. Our team of lawyers and investigators will work hard to build your case so you can recover.