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Trauma

Amputation in movies: House M.D.

So, House M.D. is officially over. I became a fan of the series in 2009, when House M.D. was at its peak.

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Regeneration

Get Default: Valentin Dikul

This is Valentin Dikul (b. 1948), Russian circus weightlifter.

When he was 14, safety equipment gave way and he fell 13 meters down on the arena, breaking his spine. Dikul was doomed for a cheerless life in a wheelchair.

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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 Trauma

How to treat ingrown toe nail

Ingrown toe nail is a serious problem, with a threat of inflammation, edema and infection. It should be treated at once.

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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.

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Trauma

Amputation in fiction: The Final Diagnosis

Apart from convincing hospital insights, Arthur Hailey brings on the topic of amputation and relationship in his 1959 book, The Final Diagnosis.

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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

Children can regrow lost finger tips

Many observations confirm children can regrow cut off finger tips. That’s not a rare miracle.

It’s a fact. Most children up to the age of 12 can regrow amputated digits. On one important condition.