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SomewhereLeftOfRTP Jan 21, 4:26 p.m.
We all owe a debt of gratitude to the people willing to participate in studies like this. Woody is balancing the chance of better prosthetic function against the risk of complications that could leave him worse off than he is now.
He's also balancing the benefit of a state-of-the-current-art implant against the benefit of a future implant that could offer even better functionality, but might require a healthy stump that hasn't already had an earlier, cruder implant. But if nobody serves as an early adopter for today's implants, we'll never learn enough to make those future implants happen.
So, again, thanks, Woody.
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03