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Healthy Living: Bionic Arm

When you picture today’s bionic man, Johnny Matheny from Port Richey, Florida, should come to mind.

Doctors amputated his arm during cancer treatment a decade ago.

After years of using traditional prosthetics, he became a pioneer of sorts in a targeted muscle re-innervation program.

We show you how it works in Healthy Living.

Johnny is the first person in the country with an osseointegration implant and TMR.

It gives him greater range of motion and removes the need for a shoulder harness to keep the prosthetic on.

His prosthetic arm has sensory capabilities and later this year Johnny will have surgery at Case Western to be a user of that capability.

That means he’ll be able to feel things!



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