Naval Medical Center San Diego is enlarging prosthetics facilities

10/8/2012 | Los Angeles Times

Now treating more than three times as many amputees as it was designed to handle, as well as more patients with multiple amputations, Naval Medical Center San Diego is expanding its prosthetics lab. Not only has patient volume increased, the amputees’ needs have become more sophisticated. Instead of lower-limb amputees just needing a walking leg, "[t]hey also want a running leg, a surfing leg and a swimming leg," said Lt. Cmdr. Wendy Stone, deputy director of the facility. "They're very active, so we want to be able to fulfill that requirement."

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