8/1/2013

Veterans who are amputees in Key West, Fla., are testing prosthetic limbs for scuba divers through a joint initiative of the Combat Wounded Veterans Challenge and St. Petersburg College. Orthotist Michael McCauley says that research on underwater prostheses has been limited, and he could name only two companies that manufacture legs for underwater use. "[W]e need to do a better job designing underwater prostheses, and we need to raise awareness among manufacturers so they can create better underwater feet and legs," said orthotist and prosthetist Arlene Gilles.

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