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What Usually Happens The Prosthetic Limbs And Implants After Death
Buried or recycled.: If a person is buried, the implant(s) are buried with them. If they are cremated, the metal is recycled. Cremation rates have increased from 5% to 30% in this country. Implants are not destroyed by the 1800 degree heat. The metal is collected and recycled. Artificial limbs may be buried with the patient or donated for refurbishing and recycling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Use prosthetic limb.: It depends, from several months to several years. The more you use the more you get used. ...Read more
Prosthetic limbs: Only if they are battery powered.Get a more detailed answer ›
Percautions: 1. Keep functional range of motion of the joints above the prosthesis. 2. Local skin care. Keep no breakdown. 3. Appropriate distribution of weight over the weight bearing site. 4. Keep appropriate muscle strength and endurance through exercise and using the limb it self. Prosthetic limb should use routinely. The more you use, the more you feel comfortable. ...Read more
Depends : The level of amputation is most important as the higher the amputation the more difficult it is to walk with the prosthesis. Diabetes by itself is not a problem if controlled. Foot care is crucial to prevent amputation of the other leg. Weight might limit the options an amputee has as prosthetic components have weight limits. Inability to tolerate exercise is another limiting factor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Articles on futuristic prosthetic limbs? Heard there are some inexpensive and smart devices out there now.
Internet : Look on the internet for articles. They are becoming smarter but less expensive is relative. A good computerized arm prostheses can be several hundreds of thousands of dollars. ...Read more
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