What is the science of prosthetics?

Have we ever thought about what our life would be like without an arm or a leg? It would be difficult or even impossible to do many of our daily activities. Thanks to prosthetics, we can use artificial limbs to replace the limbs of our human body (arms, legs). This happens either in the case of amputations or in congenital limb defects.

Prosthetics belongs to the science of biomechanics, which also includes research and analysis of the human system (muscles, skeleton, and nervous systems) in order to contribute to the biomedical industry.

What is a prosthesis - artificial limb?

The means used to replace as much as possible the lost body part. A prosthesis should be comfortable to apply , the patient should be able to apply it and remove it easily from his body, it should be made of light and durable material and have a pleasant aesthetic effect.

Causes of limb lossQ

  • Peripheral vascular-circulatory failure (62%)
  • Accident (26%)
  • Cancer (6%)
  • From congenital limb insufficiency (1%)
  • Infectious Disease (5%)

What is the role of the prosthetist?

It deals with the measurement, creation, construction and adaptation of an artificial limb (prosthesis). The prosthetist plays a key role in the treatment of amputations and is an integral part of the clinical team (doctors, physiatrists, physiotherapists, nurses, etc.)