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Chicago media outlets feature Hanger Clinic patient thriving with microprocessor-controlled prosthetic hand
Chicago, Ill., May 1, 2018 – Last month, 72-year-old James Wellman was fit with the i-limb™ quantum, one of the most advanced microprocessor-controlled hands available in the world. For the first time since the 1992 machinery accident that caused the loss of his right hand, the grandfather and Vietnam War veteran felt that he "has 10 fingers again." The i-limb quantum has given Wellman more dexterity in his prosthetic hand, making it simpler to complete everyday tasks, like using a knife and fork, and his hobbies, including working on two-way radios.

Chicago-area journalists covered one of Wellman's follow-up appointments with his Hanger Clinic prosthetist, Karen Pung, CPO. Following are some of the resulting news stories: 

About Hanger Clinic
: Founded in 1861 by the first amputee of the Civil War, Hanger Clinic, a subsidiary of Hanger, Inc., owns and operates approximately 800 patient care clinics nationwide. The certified clinicians of Hanger Clinic 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, and for more information on Hanger Clinic, visit


Krisita Burket, Hanger, Inc.