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Prosthesis (Overview)

A prosthesis is an artificial substitute for a missing part of the body. Examples would be an artifical leg, arm, or eye.


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What is prosthesis?

What is prosthesis?

Man made : Man made device. Prosthetic eye, prosthetic leg for examples. ...Read more

Prosthesis (Overview)

A prosthesis is an artificial substitute for a missing part of the body. Examples would be an artifical leg, arm, or eye.


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How can total artificial disc prosthesis help?

How can total artificial disc prosthesis help?

Keeps motion: The benefits of successful disk replacement include preservation of motion of the spine, no stress on the adjacement disk spaces, and avoidance of fusion. They are not for every patient and there are some pretty strict guidelines as to when they are useful. See a surgeon who does them often with great experience in this surgery. ...Read more

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Could you tell me about hand prosthesis , how successful is it and is hand transplntation successful?

Could you tell me about hand prosthesis , how successful is it and is hand transplntation successful?

Very good: Hand prosthesis technology has continued to improve and they are very useful functioning to assist the remaining hand. Hand transplantation is still experimental but joining a research study is an option for someone that is very motivated. See the following website for details: http://www.Hopkinsmedicine.Org/transplant/programs/reconstructive_transplant. ...Read more

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Is hip-resurfacing with a burmingham prosthesis more effective than full joint replacement?

Is hip-resurfacing with a burmingham prosthesis more effective than full joint replacement?

Resurfacing vs total: In general, a resurfacing is reserved for better bonestock to limit femoral neck fracture. It tends to preserve more bone. A total hip has excellent long term track record. Ask your orthopedic surgeon regarding their experience and recommendations, which mean a lot. ...Read more

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What complications might someone with a prosthesis have?

Depends: It depends on the kind of prosthesis you are talking about. Prosthesis is a general term for devices that replace parts of the body so you could be talking about arms, legs, teeth, etc. Complications will vary depending on the kind of prosthesis. ...Read more

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How can I avoid phantom pain with my new prosthesis?

How can I avoid phantom pain with my new prosthesis?

Use it: The best way that i know of is to use the prosthesis. With time, the brain will reorganize it's sensory representation of the amputated body part and reset itself. Sometimes people will have pain associated with use of the prosthesis. This is not the same as phantom limb pain but can be due to a sharp edge in the cut bone, poor soft tissue coverage and a collection of nerves called a neuroma. ...Read more

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Fit 54 y, hip replacement, 12 weeks post: increased disability/pain; pain on change of position; abnormal painful walking. Prosthesis placement good?

Fit 54 y, hip replacement, 12 weeks post: increased disability/pain; pain on change of position; abnormal painful walking. Prosthesis placement good?

Don't Know: Worsening symptoms 3 months after a hip replacement can mean anything from simply overdoing it in rehab or having inadequate rehab to having an infection. You should be evaluated by your surgeon. ...Read more

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What happens to the hip replacement prosthesis when a person is cremated?

What happens to the hip replacement prosthesis when a person is cremated?

THA: Depending upon absolute temperature. The poly/plastic melts, the ceramic usually will crack, the meltal may be left intact for the most part. ...Read more

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What is prosthesis?

Man made : Man made device. Prosthetic eye, prosthetic leg for examples. ...Read more