People presume my disability has to do with being an amputee, but that's not the case; our insecurities are our disabilities, and I struggle with those as does everyone - Aimee Mullins


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Boston Marathon Amputees Face New Reality

The prognosis for amputees is much better than it was a generation ago. Thanks to advances in prosthetics, even patients who have lost both legs can walk, run and live generally normal lives, doctors say. Amputees who keep their knees have an easier road ahead, though injuries above the knee are also far more treatable...

Amputees and patients with major trauma to extremities face potentially long recoveries and the prospect of serious complications. The process can require "serial operations" that go on for months to save limbs, with no guarantee of success, said Peter Burke, chief of trauma services at Boston Medical Center...

It may take months of rehabilitation to become…

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