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Breckenridge man can control prosthetic arm with his brain

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Breckenridge, MN (WDAY TV) - An update to a story we first told you about three years ago. 

Mike Jirak had lost his arm in a truck roll-over accident. In 2011, he was fitted with a state of the art "electric arm."

It was called the U-3 Plus. A twitch of Mike's bicep or tricep moved the hand.

Now, a new type of prosthetic is changing the life of the Breckenridge man.

After a 15 and a half hour surgery at Mayo, Mike can now control his arm, with his brain.

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