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Trauma

Amputation in movies: Phantom Pain

Phantom Pain is a 2009 German movie, starring Til Schweiger.

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Trauma

Playing music without fingers

Please welcome amputee musician.

Fyodor Shestiperov (b. 1953), a Russian accordion and guitar player, missing four fingers on his right hand.

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Regeneration

How to cure diabetes

Most people think diabetes is incurable. I’m fat, because I have diabetes. No, you’re not. You have diabetes, because you’re fat. And diabetes is curable.

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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

Run, Terry, Run

Sometimes amputees do what many healthy people don’t.

Terrance Stanley Fox (1958–1981), a Canadian right leg amputee, ran a 143 day marathon of 5373 km to raise worldwide awareness of cancer.

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With the first scratch anything is not new anymore

Whenever I buy anything, I try to protect its surface as long as possible. I buy screen shields, keyboard covers and silicone for my gadgets. I walk around new furniture and home appliances very carefully and use them only by handle.
Because for me, even a minor surface damage moves anything from brand new to not new anymore.

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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

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.