Cleve's prosthetic leg stood in the corner of my living room, its plastic foot still wearing the left shoe of his khaki Converses. It was the third anniversary of his death, and I stared at the socket that once held his nub, remembering its shape. After the amputation, it was rounded, a pink scar cut clean across the top. As the muscle atrophied, his flesh hung like a boneless chicken breast, the scar left amorphous and supple.
None of the surgeries allowed Nate Wigdahl to get back to his hobby: long-distance running. So he opted for a partial leg amputation. Now his friends are stepping in to help him get a running blade.
'Horrific' veteran deaths covered up in Oklahoma state-run nursing home, insiders say
Oklahoma Veterans Centers have systemic problems and patients are suffering, workers and relatives say. In the case of one veteran's death, staffers disposed of his soiled mattress and cleaned his body to eliminate evidence.
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Post Acute Medical (PAM) has opened a 41-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital on 91st Street near Highway 169, offering comprehensive inpatie…
Advanced Wound Care Center in Muskogee welcomes Michael Freeman, D.O. as its new medical director. Dr. Freeman has been practicing in Eastern …
Police say a car hit a homeless man as he pushed a shopping cart containing scrap metal on a hill Sunday evening.
I saw the ugly effects of long-term antibiotics up close when we treated Sam bizarre symptoms that we thought were related Lyme disease, which come from tick bites.
Federal inspectors have fined Tyson Foods more than $263,000 for safety violations at an East Texas poultry plant where a worker’s finger was amputated when it became stuck in a conveyor belt.
"We're cautiously optimistic," said Cetrulo, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, adding that "it's uncharted waters for us."
When carpenter Charles Baker severed his left index finger on a table saw last November, his first thought was, “I can’t afford this.”
Also, the death of Tulsa-born pitcher Tommy Hanson at age 29 was called in as an overdose, Atlanta sheriffs officials said.
It is time for Oklahoma to look forward and make the best of the opportunities the Affordable Car Act may offer us. We need a blueprint for Oklahoma to accept our federal tax dollars back to our state. Forget the politics. Get over the ideological debates. This is our reality and we need to stand up and do what we can for Oklahoma without further posturing. Delay is hurting no one but us.
An Oklahoma water park refused to let an 8-year-old girl go down a slide because her prosthetic leg would scratch the equipment, her outraged …
The magnitude of Thursday's recall is a rarity, according to Snowberger, who said such a large-scale event happens only once every few years. To compound the issue, not only will the majority of strollers never be repaired or returned, the rise in "bargain hunting" on sites like Craigslist or in Facebook groups will keep the faulty strollers in circulation for years.
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Dan Meyer had both his legs amputated early this year. If his therapy goes well, he could soon have prosthetic legs that will bring him back to his full height and allow him to walk again.
Tulsa County District Court filings assert that Amy Dawn Stanley, 36, was driving a 1998 Ford F150 that struck Kenny Lafayette
’s 1994 Kawasaki motorcycle Aug. 29.
Grim combat statistics show U.S. troops in Afghanistan suffered an unprecedented number of catastrophic injuries last year, including a tripling of amputations of more than one limb.
"His heart's beating good. His lungs are breathing," his grandfather said.
About a million Maclaren strollers sold by Target and Babies "R'' Us were recalled Monday, after 12 reports of children having their fingertips amputated by a hinge mechanism.
Six masked men used machetes to carry out amputations on three men accused of robbery by a Somali Islamist court, a witness said Saturday.