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Boston media outlets feature Hanger Clinic patient Mike Benning and new microprocessor-controlled prosthetic hand

South Easton, Mass., July 28, 2015 –Scituate, Massachusetts resident Mike Benning recently became the first man in the U.S. to be fit with a post-production model of the i-limb™ quantum, the newest microprocessor-controlled prosthetic hand available in the world. Last week, Boston-area journalists attended Benning’s final fitting appointment with Hanger Clinic National Upper Extremity Specialist Matt Mikosz, CP, LP; following are some of the resulting news stories:

Boston Herald: http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2015/07/scituate_man_grabs_best_bionic_hand_ever

WCVB-TV (ABC): http://www.wcvb.com/news/man-test-drives-new-bionic-hand/34313526

About Benning: Scituate, Mass. resident Mike Benning, 50-years-old, was only 14 when an aggressive type of cancer forced him to have his left arm amputated below-the-elbow. Today, he is thriving with prosthetic technology and even serves as a mentor to others seeking to adjust to life with limb loss through Hanger Clinic’s AMPOWER program, where he is a certified peer visitor and regional coordinator. More information on AMPOWER is available here: http://www.hangerclinic.com/AMPOWER

About the i-limb quantum: The i-limb quantum is the only upper limb prosthesis that can change grip patterns (i.e., modes for a handshake, typing on a keyboard, etc.) with a simple movement of the arm, allowing quicker and easier access to do things like drive a car, grip a coffee mug, and household chores such as folding laundry and preparing meals. The new hand also features built-in Bluetooth® connectivity that allows the hand to sync to a mobile app on a smart phone so users can make immediate adjustments.

More information on the i-limb quantum is available here: http://www.hangerclinic.com/limb-loss/adult-upper-extremity/adv-tech/Pages/i-limb-quantum.aspx.

About Hanger Clinic: Founded in 1861 by the first amputee of the Civil War, Hanger Clinic, a business unit of Hanger, Inc., owns and operates 750+ patient care clinics nationwide, including seven in Massachusetts. The certified clinicians of Hanger provide patients with the latest in orthotic and prosthetic solutions, including microprocessor devices for those with limb loss and neuromuscular technologies for those with paralysis due to stroke, MS and other debilitating conditions. For more information on Hanger, visit www.Hanger.com, and for more information on Hanger Clinic, visit www.HangerClinic.com.

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Jennifer Bittner, Hanger, Inc.
512-777-3730, jbittner@hanger.com

Krisita Burket, Hanger, Inc.
904-249-0314, kburket@hanger.com 

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