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Prosthetic Limb Alignment Leaps Into 21st Century

Prosthetic Limb Alignment Leaps Into 21st Century

Amputees Find New Freedom With Advanced Prosthetics Over the years, a good functional prosthetic outcome has depended largely on two elements: a well-designed, comfortable socket with dependable suspension, and proper alignment of the limb componentry to provide the...

The History Of The Orthotic And Prosthetic Professions

The History Of The Orthotic And Prosthetic Professions

The origin of orthotic and prosthetic practice is traceable back to ancient times. The first orthotic craftsmen applied leather, textiles and the metals at their disposal to splint-making and bone-setting. The earliest prosthetists emerged from mankind’s physical and...

Knee Disarticulation – Prosthetic Pros And Cons

Knee Disarticulation – Prosthetic Pros And Cons

Knee Disarticulation Adds Prosthetic Advantages Joint disarticulation at the knee, ankle and hip level ranks with the more controversial practices of amputation and prosthetic management. Knee disarticulation has been an option for more than 180 years and offers many...

Developing The Prosthetic Prescription

Developing The Prosthetic Prescription

 Prosthetic Limb Prescriptions The impressive advances of prosthetic materials and designs in recent years have significantly changed the way prosthetic limb prescriptions are created. Gone are the days when the construction of a new prosthesis was primarily...

First Line Of Defense For Diabetic Feet

First Line Of Defense For Diabetic Feet

Diabetes has appropriately been described as a public health problem of epidemic proportions in the United States. More than 25 percent of the estimated 23.6 million people with diabetes in the U.S. will develop significant foot problems. People with diabetes are...