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Boston bombing amputees offered prosthetics

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Glad to see there is some measure of good coming from this tragedy.

(Reuters) - A trade group representing makers of artificial limbs on Tuesday promised to provide prosthetics free of cost to the estimated 20 to 25 victims of the Boston Marathon bombings who underwent amputations.

The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association offered initial services and prosthetics not covered by insurance for patients injured in the blasts, which tore the lower limbs off some spectators near the finish line of the race on April 15.

Costs for a below-knee device average $8,000 to $12,000 each and $40,000 to $60,000 for above-knee prosthetics, said Greig Martino, a prosthetist treating bombing victims.

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Good for them. Those who hurt get to save money and the companies get some good PR. Everyone gets something.

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That's very nice of them.

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Good to hear.

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