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Advances in prosthetics will aid bomb victims

The bombings at the Boston Marathon cost 14 people at least one limb. But for many, it will not mean a total loss of mobility.

Those maimed in Monday’s attack face long and arduous recoveries but will likely return to active lives, thanks to rapidly advancing prosthetic technologies, some of which are being developed in and around Massachusetts, specialists said Wednesday.

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