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Trauma

Skeletons in the openness: Healed fractures in apes

Scientists analyzed many skeletons of deceased monkeys and were astonished to discover healed fractures.

Not all of them were exited in the proper direction.

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Regeneration

Arm Amputee Options: I can see dead people

This guy is world’s first one to receive double arm transplants.
Karl Merk both arms transplantation
Karl Merk, sporting both his new arms.

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Regeneration

Amputation in movies: Millennium (1989)

A nice late 1980’s movie on time travel, featuring a cripple.
Amputation leg cripple from Millennium 1989
This guy in wheelchair doesn’t seem to have any legs.

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Medical History

Month One: The thumb is still heavily swollen

A month has passed since the injury and the surgery.
X-ray 1 month after amputation
The traumatologist described the new X-ray as consolidated fracture in satisfactory condition.

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Regeneration

Extracellular matrices scam – pig bladder pixie dust

Some news are just too good to be true. There were at least two reports about miraculous regrowing of cut-off fingertips.
Buddy Christ not missing fingers
A breathtaking gospel for anyone missing some. Let’s take a closer look.

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Regeneration

Arm Amputee Options: spare parts for lost limbs

A 2000 BBC documentary, Superhuman: Spare Parts, presents several options for people who lost their hands.

Let’s take a look at all of them

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Regeneration

Lab mice may enable regeneration in humans

Mice and rats are adorable pets. They are cute, intelligent, fun to watch, very interactive and extremely easy to care for.
Fancy rat
Mice also share a large portion of DNA with humans, making them perfect test subjects. And some times those tests lead to fantastic results.

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Regeneration

Finger amputee option: silicone prosthetic

The first and easiest option for anyone missing fingers is silicone prosthetic devices. They offer both high aesthetic and functional qualities.
Silicone finger prosthetic

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Medical History

Week Two: Will the nail regrow if you lost half of your finger tip

After the surgery, they moved me to a common hospital room. “Common” meant 8 other patients shared it. The patients were male, heavy snoring included.  Anyway, I was too exhausted to bother and felt asleep almost immediately, refusing painkillers and sedatives once again.
Separate room. Much more personal.
The next day my insurance company finally managed to get me a separate room my plan provided, and I moved in. Things started to settle.

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Regeneration Trauma

Treat small hand burns, reduce pain without medication and heal faster

When I was a kid, we used to like burning camp fires a lot. Fire is magnificent. Gathering wood in the forest, setting up the fire, gathering even more wood to keep it burning, and finally sitting around it mesmerised by the flames… there’s something fascinating about it. That’s what our prehistoric ancestors did. That’s what helped them live longer, survive the Ice Age and eventually evolve in what we are now.
Beautiful fire