A prosthesis is a specially prepared for this product, which replaces a missing body part.

A limb may be due to interference have been amputated as diseases of the blood vessels (eg. As atherosclerosis, diabetes), cancer, injuries (eg., In a motor vehicle accident, during a fight) are missing or by a birth defect or. In the US, <0.5% of people have an amputation. However, this figure is due to the rising rate of obesity likely to increase, which increases the risk of atherosclerosis and diabetes.

A prosthesis is a specially prepared for this product, which replaces a missing body part. A limb may be due to interference have been amputated as diseases of the blood vessels (eg. As atherosclerosis, diabetes), cancer, injuries (eg., In a motor vehicle accident, during a fight) are missing or by a birth defect or. In the US, <0.5% of people have an amputation. However, this figure is due to the rising rate of obesity likely to increase, which increases the risk of atherosclerosis and diabetes. It can be amputated an entire limb or a part of it. In an amputation of the lower limbs may be (from the waist down) to a toe, a foot, a portion of the leg below or above the knee or a whole leg action. Amputation may be necessary even above the waist. In an amputation of limbs higher, it may be ? 1 finger, a hand, a part of the arm above or below the elbow, or a whole arm (from the shoulder). When a body part is missing, is often recommended a prosthesis to replace this part. At least one prosthesis should allow the user (eg. As walking, eating, dressing) run independently and comfortably his daily activities. A prosthesis may also allow the user to perform movements as well or nearly as well as before the amputation. Due to recent advances in technology and design of the prosthesis stem more functional and comfortable prostheses can be made available today. Highly motivated, otherwise healthy people with a prosthesis, many extraordinary achievements reached (eg. As skydiving, mountain climbing, marathons, triathlons complete, full participation in sports or performing demanding tasks). Patients may thus result in a life without major restrictions. Regardless of whether a prosthesis is used exclusively for private purposes or for the profession, in any case, it has great psychological benefits. How well a prosthesis can help its carrier depends on the patient's anatomy, and many other factors: fit, stability and comfort of the prosthesis socket type and selected components selected General health, age, outlook and state of mind of the patient success is most likely when the collaborate hospital team (doctor, prosthetist, therapist rehabilitation consultant) and the patient to determine the best fit and the most suitable type of prosthesis. (Design, fit, construction, adjustment, instructions and advice to use as they are). A motivated patient increases the likelihood of long-term success.

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