From Amputee Models to Self-Amputations

 - Aug 7, 2009   Updated: Apr 18 2011
Judging from the articles in the slideshow below, it’s clearly never been a better time to be an amputee.

From self-amputations to amputee models and incredible prosthetics for humans and dogs alike, these amputation innovations make the most of missing limbs.

Implications - Amputees were once subjected to prosthetics made solely for reinforcing bare function without concern for enjoyment or aesthetics. Fortunately, the technological advancement seen in today's medical field allows for amputees everywhere to run, dance, jump, and appear as hot as they would have been with their own natural limbs--if not hotter. It seems that technological advancement has allowed for development in and outside of function.