Iraqi-born doctor leads scheme helping British military amputees walk again

The Independant, 14 December 2015

British soldiers who have lost their legs in battle are set to benefit from a life-changing operation to get them walking again which is being led by an Iraqi surgeon inspired by the first Terminator film.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is spending £2m on trials that will begin next year and involve 20 amputees who will have a procedure known as direct skeletal fixation, or osseointegration.

The technique does away with the need for traditional prosthetics, as a titanium implant is fitted directly into the bone and an artificial leg connected to it. It is a significant departure from the current approach, used for hundreds of years, of fitting a socket on to a stump.

Dr Munjed Al Muderis, an Iraqi-born orthopaedic surgeon based in Sydney, is a world expert in the technique, having carried out more than 180 operations.

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