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The Importance of Making Regular Appointments with your Prosthetist

After you get your custom-made arm prosthesis, or any other artificial limb, fitted, and even well into a few years of usage, you still need to maintain a long-term relationship with your prosthetist. It is important for your health and comfort to visit your prosthetist at least four times per year for the following reasons:

How Modern Prosthesis Compares to Those throughout History

The comparison of modern prosthetic limbs to those throughout history takes us on an interesting journey of how the materials and design have become more advanced. The major difference in the range of improvements is found in the presence of newer materials as well as the integration of electronics in some cases. Permanent and custom made prosthesis have certainly been transformed over the years by orthotics and prosthetics practitioners and engineers, improving on both ergonomics and cosmetics.

Orthotic & Prosthetic Centres: Where the Healing and Rehabilitation Happens

Prosthetic centre, orthotic prosthetic centreOrthotists and prosthetists do not solely operate from a hospital, government or private institutions, they establish private orthotic and prosthetic centres in order to perform their work in a highly specialised environment. Most of these experts function in the same way in terms of where they offer their services and how they find patients in need.