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Where can I get "prosthetic"?

Where can I get "prosthetic"?

See below: You need to consult your doctor who can refer you to an orthotic and prosthetic maker. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Prosthetics (Definition)

Prosthetics replace a part of the body. A prosthesis is the name of the device. For example, a prosthetic leg replaces a lost leg. Artificial legs or arms are common examples. Prosthetic teeth are also common. On occasion the device used for a joint replacement (new knee for example) is referred to as ...Read more


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How exactly do cosmesis prosthetics work?

How exactly do cosmesis prosthetics work?

They are cosmetic: Cosmetic prosthesis provide a good looking finger or hand but has no function. ...Read more

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How will a prosthetic work in a growing child?

How will a prosthetic work in a growing child?

See below: They would obviously need replaced as the child grows. ...Read more

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Which field is better .DPT or Prosthetics & orthotics.

Which field is better .DPT or Prosthetics & orthotics.

Can't really compare: They are both great specialties but focus on different aspects. The DPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who will focus on restoring function and maintaining independence and in some cases the Orhtotist/Prosthetist creates the functional and structural devices that may be necessary to help do that. ...Read more

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Just how lifelike can today's cosmesis prosthetics look?

Just how lifelike can  today's cosmesis prosthetics look?

You have to be...: ...Careful not to make them look better than your real teeth; other than looking too perfect, they are, well, perfect. ...Read more

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How much have cosmesis prosthetics improved over the years?

How much have cosmesis prosthetics improved over the years?

Prosthetics: You need to see a licensed prothetist and orthotist in an orthopaedic brace shop to be properly evaluated and fit with prosthetics due to your limb loss. Lots of hybrid joint combinations available based on the level of amputation. Would also strongly recc aggressive physical therapy after fitting to retrain you to stand and walk! best of luck and god bless ! ...Read more

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Why reasons would make an amputee unable to wear prosthetics?

Why reasons would make an amputee unable to wear prosthetics?

Many possibilities: If the person has the increased physical energy necessary to walk with a prosthesis a good rehabilitation team that includes physical therapists, prosthetists, psychologists and physical rehabilitation physicians (physiatrists) can help the vast majority of amputees return to an active lifestyle. ...Read more

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How is a prosthetic fitted? What is the procedure for fitting a prosthetic and how long does it take? .

Depends : It depends on the kind of prosthesis. The socket for a leg prosthesis (the part that attaches to the stump) is made custom from a plaster mold of the residual leg. After that making the prosthesis usually takes about 6 weeks to fabricate. ...Read more

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How is a prosthetic fitted? What is the procedure for fitting a prosthetic and how long does it take? .

Prosthesis: A prosthesis is an artificial device that is created, fittted and worn, to allow restoration of function when the natural part of the human body, hand or foot or leg, has been removed or severely damaged and impaired. A highly skilled person will measure, design and create the prothesis, and then fit and adjust it to the actual patient, so that it is highly effective. It may take months. ...Read more

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My husband is blacksmith who works in any metal. Could he make a prosthetic like those students from ipt?

Some parts: Current prosthetics have multiple metal parts but most custom parts of prostheses are not metal. One of the most important parts is the socket (where the part of the limb left fits in). These are made of special polymers or carbon fiber. Most prosthesis now are modular. The socket is custom but other parts are purchased and put together to make the final product. ...Read more

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