Bones, Joints & Muscles 5th March 2020

A lesson on resilience

Mike Rolls says his golf game is stronger as a bilateral amputee than it ever was when he had both his legs. The 37-year-old Australian has come a long way since a deadly infection called meningococcal septicaemia changed the trajectory ...

by Karen Finn

Pure Tech 2nd November 2017

Making music with medtech

“It was mostly a beautiful and powerful experience growing up with a prosthetic hand,” says Keith Xander, the lead singer and guitarist of Xander and the Peace Pirates. “It was a feeling of being different, but others would seem to ...

by Karen Finn

Pure Tech 19th October 2017

Dancing with medtech

When Mel Reis lost part of her leg, the Brazilian ballerina saw it as a perfect opportunity to get back ‘en pointe’. Ever since her left leg was crushed in a road accident as a teenager, Mel had continued to ...

by Karen Finn

Family 1st October 2015

My daughter lost her leg in a bomb blast’

Hasan's daughters, Duaa and Shahd, were aged just one and four years old, respectively, when a rocket hit their house in Syria. Now doctors at a clinic in Jordan are working to rehabilitate them and hundreds of other victims of ...

by Gary Finnegan