Published Monday, January 20, Prosthetics by definition need to be functional, but can they be stylish as well? It seems the only limitation is imagination. It was the end of a day shadowing in a prosthetics clinic. I watched the small holes sawn into the plastic, into which were slotted the lengths of metal tubing that were cut to size and then fitted onto an incredibly technical and incredibly expensive knee joint.
We strive to maintain the quality and integrity of each device and provide the highest quality patient care and services. Knees are the biggest addition to this level of amputation along with specific body connection designs to allow for maximum control of your prosthesis. From knees that lock in place all to microprocessor knees that help to control your knee at every point of you walking. The experienced and qualified prosthetist will help to determine the knee and foot appropriate to return you to the highest level of activity. The goal is to return the individual to the daily activities performed and enjoyed prior to the amputation. At this level of amputation the patient will benefit from the technology both in the way the prosthesis is connected and interacts with the body and in the technological advancement of feet.
Have you heard the one about the year-old lady who wears a prosthetic leg? She can walk, drive a car, and leads a totally independent lifestyle. So, why does her son keeps pressuring her to move into a nursing home?
Click for more information about this text. The impact of the sudden loss of a hand or arm upon a person cannot be overstated. The loss of fine, coordinated movements of the hand, tactile sensation, proprioceptive feedback, and aesthetic appearance can only be compensated for to a limited extent by three types of prostheses that are currently available.