Foot or Leg Amputee Can Still Hurtle Obstacles

Ironman was created as Tony Stark needed an innovation to stay alive. Steve Austin was rebuilt as the $6 million man. The Superhero today is Zac Vawter, who climbed Willis Tower’s 103 stories in Chicago on a bionic leg.

His leg responds to electrical impulses from his hamstring muscles so that he actually can consciously control the prosthetic device. It weighs approximately 10lbs, runs on batteries and has two engines.

This is huge news for the increasing number of diabetic amputees, armed service veteran amputees and anyone who has lost a limb.

The rehabilitation institute of Chicago, where Vawter receives treatment for a post-motorcycle accident injury requiring amputation of his right leg, sponsored the stair climb.

If you suffer from diabetes or had a major accident to foot or ankle call Dr. Jeff Bowman at 713-467-8886 or check out his website for online appointments and more information.

Category: Diabetes

Tags: Amputation, Diabetes, Diabetic Foot Care, Prosthetic Devices, Zac Vawter