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Amputation in fiction: Captain Hook

Peter Pan is a great… I guess we can call it franchise. It’s vivid, interesting and appealing to both children and adults. Much like modern Shrek. Shrek, by the way, has a cameo of the play villain, Captain Hook, in second installment of the series.

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Medical History

Month Four: A dent in the regrowing fingernail

Twelve weeks have passed since my thumb lost its tip.

As you can see, the removed fingernail is slowly growing back.

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Trauma

Voluntary amputation: toe bone removal

Plastic surgeons are offering a new procedure to their customers. It is called toe tuck, and it involves shortening or complete removal of bone inside toe pinky.

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Trauma

Amputation in fiction: The Lost Symbol

Dan Brown is one of the greatest literature discoveries in the recent years. His most famous book is Angels & Demons, which led him to international stardom. Much of the book criticism is based on Dan Brown not being the first one: a number of guys raised the same topic of religious symbolism before Brown, including Umberto Eco. Well, those books passed unnoticed by the general public because they are damn boring, while Angels & Demons is a page-turner.

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Trauma

Celebrities missing fingers: Waqar Younis

Another sportsman, missing a finger.

Waqar Younis Maitla, cricket fast bowler.

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Medical History

Month Three: The shape

Two months has passed since the thumb tip amputation. The nail is slowly growing back.

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Trauma

Ultimate contraception: Young girl breasts amputation

Apart from female circumcision, young girls suffer another mutilation: breast ironing.

The procedure includes stick beating up 10-12 y.o. daughters breasts and burning them with heated stones. And the poor child is tortured by her own mother.

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Trauma

Amputation in disguise: Diabetes

Another condition may result in amputation. It is called diabetic foot, and as the name suggests, diabetes is the cause.

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Regeneration

Mirror box therapy

House M.D., one of my favourite series, showed an interesting device to treat phantom pain in amputated limbs, called a mirror box.

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Trauma

Facebook amputee devotee

It’s not uncommon knowledge, that a lot of Facebook accounts with amputee girls as profile pictures, are actually guys in disguise. Or devotee as they call themselves.