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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.

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Trauma

Sedative drug causing no limbs at birth

In the 1950’s, there was a drug called Thalidomide. It was prescribed as sedative for pregnant women having morning nausea. In the early 1960’s it became clear that the drug causes birth defects: babies were born without fingers, toes and sometimes entire hands and legs.

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Regeneration

Spinal cord regeneration

Once again, mice proved to be the cutting edge in enabling regeneration in mammals.

Laboratory mice would be the first to regrow spinal cord tissues.

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Regeneration

How to give up smoking

Smoking is death to finger tips. The same reason you can’t lose too much blood of fingertip injury – tiny blood vessels – lead to gangrene and fingertip amputation, if clogged by smoking.
Finger tip vessel damage smoking
Quit smoking before you lose your fingers.

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Trauma

Born without arms

Some people are born without arms. Tha condition is known as reduction deformity. That means, for some people don’t have arms or legs by default.
Using computer with legs
This is Jessica Cox. Her congenital anomaly is obvious: she never had arms.

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Medical History

Month Two: The Fingernail

Two months passed since the surgery, and there are some improvements.
nail regrow

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Trauma

Can you cut and eat your own hands and other limbs to survive?

I came across Smosh by occasion only a few weeks ago. This comic duo is quite fresh and stand out against many amateur Youtube videos. Among the vast variety of Smosh video plots, one is particularly interesting.

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Trauma

Celebrities missing fingers: John Hopkins

Sport benefits are doubtful, while sport harm is obvious. This philosophy is strikingly true when it comes to sport injuries.
Motorcycle lost finger
John Hopkins, b. 1983, a motorcyclist who lost a digit from his ring finger.

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Regeneration

Arm amputee options: Go Go Legs

Human body is amazing. With enough will power and training, even double arm amputees can participate in activities like typing and drawing.
Using computer with legs

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Trauma

Amputation in disguise: quadriplegia

Look or function? Some, like Apple users, definitely choose looks over function.
Paralyzed
But for amputees, function is always better than looks.