Scientist hopes to fill low-cost knee need

10/22/2012 | Toronto Star, The

Aware of the need for low-cost, easy-to-repair prosthetic limbs in developing countries, Dr. Jan Andrysek and his team at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto have developed a durable knee joint that costs roughly $50. Collaborators in El Salvador, Myanmar and Chile have reported success with the device in on-site trials.

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