If you have undergone a lower limb amputation, or you are a soon-to-be amputee, you may be looking at getting a lower limb prosthetic. A lower limb prosthetic is designed to mimic the functionality or appearance of a real leg, or both. Depending on the design of the lower limb prosthetic, as well as the patient’s wants, needs and abilities, you may be able to walk freely with your prosthetic or you may still require a cane, walker or crutches. No matter what path you decide to take after a lower limb amputation, here are a few things you may need to know before getting a lower limb prosthetic.
Orthotists 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.
Cosmetic Prostheses have been used for many centuries and, like custom built or permanent and mobile prostheses that help people walk and bionics that replace the dexterity in your fingers, cosmetic has undergone an evolution of its own.
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Whether you have discomfort from a chronic condition, or you have recently sustained an injury, you should get the right support from the correct orthotic devices. However, it is often difficult to determine which device to use between braces and splints.