Lauren Scruggs Kennedy doing pushup with Activity Specific Arm
Lauren Scruggs Kennedy Headshot

Lauren Scruggs Kennedy

Below the Elbow Amputee

Lauren Scruggs Kennedy nearly died when she was hit by a spinning plane propeller in December 2011. She suffered traumatic brain injury, and the loss of her left hand and her left eye. As she recovered, Lauren began using two activity-specific prostheses, one designed specifically for swimming, and the other for workouts and boxing. She also has two cosmetically finished prosthetic hands: a passive custom silicone restoration and a myoelectric hand with custom silicone restoration.
  • Passive transradial prosthesis that features a locking pin suspension method and an ArTech Laboratories custom sculpted and painted outer silicone glove to match her sound side arm and hand
  • Activity-specific prostheses with multiple sports related attachments, including a custom silicone socket with a BOA compression system for adjustable compression

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I love my workout prosthesis and I don't know what I'd do without it. I work out four or five times a week, some with a trainer, some at the gym.