Prosthetics

Photo Of Prosthetic Leg (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Durbin Introduces Bills For Prosthetics Research

As more veterans return from combat without an arm or leg, there’s a push to boost research and care in the field of prosthetics.

03/11/2013

Kent Carson, 55, is fitted for prosthetic legs, after he lost both legs and one arm to an infection during treatment for Legionnaire's Disease. He will also get a prosthetic arm at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

Legionnaire’s Survivor Gets Prosthetics To Replace Lost Legs, Arm

He thought he simply had a high fever, but a Round Lake Beach man actually had Legionnaire’s Disease, a deadly form of pneumonia that nearly killed him.

12/04/2012

Zac Vawter, who lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident, became the first person to ever climb the 103 floors of the Willis Tower using a bionic limb on Nov. 4, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Man Climbs Willis Tower Using Bionic Leg

The metal on Zac Vawter’s bionic leg gleamed as he climbed the 103 floors of Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower, becoming the first person ever to complete the task wearing a mind-controlled prosthetic limb.

11/05/2012