Transplant‘s Dr. Adam Rauch and the Mad Doctors may not be quite that mad. The rise in numbers of amputees around the world has resulted in tremendous breakthroughs in bionic limb research. Here’s an article about research sponsored by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Products Agency) in The Register discussing the progress of Staff Sgt. Glenn Lehman: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/01/darpa_bionic_arm/
TIME Magazine also reports the first mind-controlled bionic leg: http://healthland.time.com/2013/09/26/the-first-mind-controlled-bionic-leg-steps-into-reality
We also have the BBC’s account of Cpl. Andrew Garthwaite having his nervous system rewired to control his bionic hand: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/25331063
Although these procedures are highly expensive and still in the developmental stage, the day is coming soon when Mad Doctors won’t be relying on a Dr. Cyclops to help give patients a new lease on life.