Meet Our Patients

You want to recover what’s most important in your life. We challenge ourselves to innovate ways to make that possible.

Ethan and his wife overcome the life change of limb loss

Renewed Vigor Following a Quadruple Amputation

Ethan Menges was enjoying his work as a healthcare consultant after graduating from Northwestern University. Then, in January 2015, an infection led to a life-changing outcome.

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First Thought-Controlled Leg

Bionic Leap Forward with First Thought-Controlled Leg

Journal of the American Medical Association profiles study of new non-invasive thought-controlled leg that learns and adjusts with each step

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Nicole Kelly uses new bionic arm

Former Miss America Contestant Tries Out Mind-Controlled Bionic Arm

Born without a left forearm, Nicole Kelly started competing in beauty pageants and became Miss Iowa. After transitioning into journalism, she gained a large following on social media and is is now showing off a custom-made bionic arm.

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How We Heal

At the cutting edge of prosthetics, bionics, and care, our specialized Innovation Center and Ability Lab set patients up for the best possible outcomes.

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Nerve, Muscle + Bone Innovation Center

For nearly 60 years, we’ve been recognized for the depth of our expertise with myriad conditions affecting the nerves, muscles, bones and joints in adults and children.

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Legs + Walking Lab

This Lab is designed for patients and research participants with diagnoses affecting lower-body function due to brain or spinal cord injury and diseases of the nerves, muscles and bones. Researchers and clinicians focus on advancing trunk, pelvic and leg function, movement, coordination, strength and balance.

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Strength + Endurance Lab

This Lab is designed for patients and research participants working on building stamina and resilience. Therapy is targeted to improve complex motor and endurance activities, coordination and higher-level activities of daily living (cooking, dressing, gardening, sports).

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Arms + Hands Lab

The two-story Harris Family Foundation Arms + Hands Lab is a robust environment designed for patients and research participants working on recovering and strengthening complex hand and reaching skills — turning a key, picking up a pen, reaching for a glass, putting on a sweater…all the many things we do with our hands, arms and fingers.

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Pediatric Lab

Pediatric patients (inpatient and outpatient) work with doctors, researchers and therapists in this kid-customized Pediatric Lab, scaled for smaller bodies, developing brains and appealing to young imaginations. 

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Meet our doctors who have dedicated their lives to helping adults and children regain abilities lost to amputation or limb impairment.

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Science-Driven Care

With more than 350 clinical studies under way — some dedicated to the needs of patients with limb loss or impairment — we offer you access to the world’s most advanced research, which can directly impact your outcome. Our prosthetics — including thought-controlled bionic limbs — are revolutionary.

Regenstein Center for Bionic Medicine

Our goal is to improve the function and quality of life for individuals with limb loss and other physical impairments.

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Clinical Trials & Research Studies

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The WISE Trial – Walking Improvement for SCI with Exoskeleton

This study will compare exoskeleton gait training with standard gait training or no gait training in community-dwelling participants with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury.

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