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Prosthetic leg implant to 'stop discomfort' for amputees

24 March 2014 Last updated at 19:27 GMT

A hospital in Birmingham has developed a new type of prosthetic leg designed to stop discomfort for amputees who use them.

The operation involves inserting a metal socket into a person's bone so a prosthetic leg can be clipped on.

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital said it intended to "avoid rubbing, soreness and sweating" which can make false limbs uncomfortable.

Michael Lloyd, from Kington, Herefordshire, has one of the implants fitted to his left leg which was amputated above the knee because of bone cancer.

He said the implant had "revolutionised" his life and he now has enough feeling in his leg to drive with a vehicle with a clutch.

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