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Hanger Clinic patient one of first in world to be fit with newest microprocessor-controlled prosthetic fingers

San Diego, Calif., Oct. 16, 2015 – San Diego, California resident Moses Aramburo recently became one of the first people in the world to be fit with the i-digits™ quantum, the newest microprocessor-controlled prosthetic fingers available to partial hand amputees. On Wednesday, San Diego-area journalists attended Aramburo’s final fitting appointment with his San Diego-based Hanger Clinic Clinician Jonathan B. Skerritt, CPO, and National Hanger Clinic Upper Extremity Specialist Ken Hung, CP. Following are some of the resulting news stories:

KSWB-TV (FOX): http://fox5sandiego.com/2015/10/14/local-man-get-bionic-fingers/

KUSI-TV (Ind.): http://www.kusi.com/story/30264179/san-diegan-gets-unique-prosthesis-to-replace-hand-lost-in-accident

KFMB-TV (CBS): http://www.cbs8.com/story/30264480/digital-digits-san-diego-man-gets-bionic-fingers

KGTV-TV (ABC): http://www.10news.com/news/video-san-diego-man-gets-bionic-fingers-101415?autoplay=true

KBNT-TV (Univision): http://noticias.entravision.com/san-diego/2015/10/14/presentan-mano-bionica-de-ultima-tecnologia-en-san-diego/

Newsradio 600 KOGO: The Real Bionic Man (Part 1) – Interview with Moses Aramburo: http://www.kogo.com/onair/afternoon-news-55377/the-real-bionic-man-14035189

Newsradio 600 KOGO: The Real Bionic Man (Part 2) – Interview with Ken Hung: http://www.kogo.com/onair/afternoon-news-55377/the-real-bionic-man-part-2-14035227

About Aramburo: In 2012, San Diego resident and Point Loma Nazarene University student Moses Aramburo was on vacation in Mexico during a tropical storm. After he and his brother stepped in to help pull a couple of vehicles out of ditches following a mudslide, they were surfing on the city streets while being pulled by a tow line attached to a truck. Tragically, the rope Moses was holding got caught on a sewer underwater behind him; with the car still moving and the tension created from the rope, he immediately lost four fingers on his right hand. After enduring several surgeries and extensive rehabilitation, Moses, now 23, is thriving with prosthetic technology.

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

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