Renowned prosthetic expert visits local patients


A lesson in prosthetic technology for western Massachusetts amputees Thursday night.

Kevin Carroll, who developed the first prosthetic tail for a dolphin, visited the Hanger Clinic in Springfield Thursday.

Carroll has been in Springfield all week giving lectures at local hospitals and meeting patients.

He told 22News, “I think regarding prosthetics, the technological aspect of it is just continuously getting better and better all the time. Part of that is being driven by our patients. Our patients come in wanting to do better, wanting better technology.”

Carroll is one of the most renowned prosthetics industry experts in the world. He was played by Morgan Freeman in the 2011 movie “Dolphin Tale.”

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