Prosthetics are artificial limbs or devices that are used to replace missing limbs or parts of the body. They can be made from a variety of materials, including metal, plastic, and carbon fiber.

Upper limb prosthetics replace arms and hands. There are many different types of upper limb prosthetics, including:

— Body-powered prosthetics are controlled by cables and harnesses that are attached to the shoulders. The user moves the cables and harnesses to control the prosthetic.
— Myoelectric prosthetics are controlled by electrical signals from the muscles in the remaining limb. The user thinks about moving the prosthetic, and the muscles send signals that control the prosthetic’s movements.
— Cosmetic prosthetics are designed to look like a natural arm or hand. They may not be as functional as other types of prosthetics, but they can help the user feel more confident.

Lower limb prosthetics replace legs and feet. There are many different types of lower limb prosthetics, including:

— Transtibial prosthetics replace the lower leg, below the knee.
— Transfemoral prosthetics replace the entire leg, including the thigh.
— Ankle-foot prosthetics replace the foot and ankle.
— Knee-ankle-foot prosthetics replace the lower leg, including the knee, ankle, and foot.

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Prosthetics improve the quality of life

Prosthetics can be very expensive, but they can help people to regain their independence and to do the things they enjoy. In addition to the types of prosthetics listed above, there are also a number of other types of prosthetics that are available.

These include:

• Breast prosthetics replace breasts that have been removed due to cancer or other reasons.
• Eye prosthetics replace eyes that have been lost due to injury or disease.
• Dental prosthetics replace teeth that have been lost due to decay or other reasons.
• Ear prosthetics replace ears that have been lost due to injury or disease.

Prosthetics are a valuable tool that can help people with disabilities to live long and fulfilling lives.

Prosthesis designed to function

There are many types of prosthetic devices to help people regain mobility. They fall into four main categories; transradial, transhumeral, transtibial, and transfemoral. Each serves a different function depending on what body part is missing.

Sometimes look like natural arms, legs, hands, and feet. Today’s Prosthesis options are lightweight, more comfortable, and technologically advanced, offering a wide range of motion.

Three differently powered types of prosthesis

Body powered:

This is where the body controls the prosthetic. For instance, a cable may move from one shoulder to the prosthetic hand, so the prosthetic activates as you move your shoulder.

Motor powered:

These prosthetics have buttons to control movement. A prosthetic hand, for example, may have a specific button to articulate wrists and fingers for gripping objects.

Myoelectric Powered:

This new technology allows for the powering of prosthetic limbs by electrical signals sent via electrodes placed on the skin.

Selection prosthetic depends on

– Life aspirations.
– The amputated body part.
– The location of the body part.
– The extent of the surgery.
– The condition of the residual body part.

Silicone arms, hands, and fingers

Have a highly natural appearance because their color can be matched to any skin tone. The soft material is molded to be thin at the edges for a natural transition to the skin.

Most silicone prosthetics are suspended by means of a suction created between the prosthesis and residual finger stump. As the prosthesis is pushed onto the residual stump, the air is expelled between the silicon and the skin, which provides a secure and reliable suspension.

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