prosthetic

WAMC, Allison Dunne

A cow at the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary is reportedly the first in the United States outfitted with a new type of brace. The hope is to help straighten one of her legs and improve her mobility. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne took a trip to the sanctuary in Ulster County to learn more.

You may have seen the movie “Dolphin Tale”, the true story of a dolphin that was injured when caught in a crab trap, and was then fitted with a prosthetic tail, allowing the dolphin named winter to swim and live. The man who came up with that device is Kevin Carroll, a prosthetic expert who will be in Albany tomorrow to meet with fellow clinicians and patients at the hangar clinic at 13-15 Central Avenue. He spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.