UAMS helps build prosthetic for Marshallese man

FAYTTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A Marshallese man is given a new prosthetic leg completely free.

Together, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Northwest Arkansas, The University of Arkansas’s Biomedical Engineering senior design group, and Snell Prosthetics, were able to build the prosthetic leg.

Seth Box, team leader of the senior design project at the University of Arkansas said, “My dream is to be into prosthetics. And so it was very fortunate timing wise that this came up when it did.”

Greg Johnson of Snell Prosthetics and Orthopedics said, “I think these guys did great. Hopefully we did a good job. Everybody did their part and we get the guy walking today.”

Terry Takamaru, clinical interpreter at UAMS said, “It is a really relieving feeling to know that there are people ready to jump and help our patients and the community.”

UAMS said the patient is excited for what the future will bring.