Prosthesis Dimensions and Their Benefits


Image result for Prosthesis DimensionsThe Reality of Second Chance
Aside from inborn defects, humans suffer the miserable agony of missing their body parts due to accidents or illnesses. It is a fact that unlike other reptiles, human bones, muscle or flesh do not really regenerate. Regeneration in human body parts does have limitations. For this reason, science was able to, in a way or two, devised some innovative means and ways to cope up with this loss. Based or derived from a Greek word that means ‘addition’, prosthetic limb, prosthetic or prosthesis restores a lost part of the body synthetically or artificially. These simulated device extension is under the branch of science, particularly under the division or section called the biomechatronics. The science or study of utilizing tools with the human’s nervous, skeletal and muscular system to aid or improve the mobility management that was compromised due to birth defect, illnesses and distress is referred to as biomechatronics. The innovation and technology of prostheses definitely help a lot of individuals. Thus, the word ‘helping people’ is an understatement because what this process really does is to give a lot of people a second chance.
Sizes and Measurements of Prostheses
Since the emergence of the early uses of prostheses of the Egyptians, these body extensions are understandably greatly dependent on the individuals’ sizes. For this reason, it means that prostheses do have various sizes depending on the persons’ measurement. Logically speaking, prostheses must by custom-built based on the individuals themselves in terms of sizes or dimensions. Just to give an idea, an aortic valve substitutes have a size range of 19 millimeters to 25 millimeters. When it comes to the individuals’ limbs, arms or legs-these items should be customized.
The Development of Prostheses Throughout the Years
Although much has been improved (in terms of movements) as the individuals used these items, the search of best prostheses is still progressing. One of the newest innovation or invention of prostheses is so-called Osseointegration. This process or method of fixing an artificial limb to the body is also referred as the exoprosthesis and the endo-exoprosthesis. This method is definitely a medical breakthrough because unlike a stump and socket prostheses, this technique lets the bones and muscles be placed with the titanium bolt in the process. In this manner, mobility and muscle control are definitely better. The stump and socket technique in prosthesis has its limitations in terms of its usage; but with osseointegration, individuals have the capability to wear them for an unmitigated span of time.


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