The technique, called Intraosseous Transcutaneous Amputation Prosthesis (ITAP), involves securing a titanium rod directly into the bone.
The metal implant passes through the skin and the artificial limb can be directly attached to it.
Currently, artificial limbs are fixed or strapped to an amputee's stump.
Monday, July 03, 2006
Gentlemen, we have the technology.
The BBC reports on a breakthrough in bionic limb technology: