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ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

We hope you were able to watch the Season Premiere of ABC's hit series "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." In that episode, Yanke Bionics helped Master Sgt. Luis Rodriguez walk again.

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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Sundays 8/7c on ABC.

In the two-hour season premiere, the design team built a new home for the family of an injured Iraq war veteran -- and helped him to stand once again.

Master Sgt. Luis Rodriguez, an Army medic, was injured when his Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb near Mosul, Iraq, in an ambush in November 2003. He lost his right leg and two fingertips in the attack, which occurred as the convoy was picking up supplies for orphans in the war-torn country.

Rodriguez was in constant pain when wearing his prosthetic, and could not wear it for extended periods. Within the "extreme" schedule of the show, clinicians at Yanke Bionics were able to custom fabricate a new socket to which a prosthetic knee could be attached. The new prosthesis allowed him to greatly expand his range of motion, the length of time he could wear the prosthesis, and increased his overall mobility.

We hope you were able to see show. It aired on ABC Sunday night, June 11th, 2006 at 7/6c, and previously as the season premiere of the 2005/2006 season.

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See us in action on TV's Extreme Makeover Home Edition!