Artificial Limb for Physically Handicapped:
Artificial Arms, legs or prostheses, are intended to restore a degree of normal function.
Mechanical devices that allow amputees to walk again to use two hands have probably been
in use since ancient times, the most notable one being the simple peg leg.
For Physically Handicapped persons: these aids will be
useful, their life also will be changed, they will get some confidence in their life.
It is a great hope to disable persons, by these services disabled are becoming abled.
Artificial Limbs making is also a process of small factory work. Plastics, clips, Cement
works, plastic toos, so many works will come under this. Generally Physiotherapists,
arthopaedic doctors, Neurologists will take over these serves. It is a heatlh supportin
How much does an Artificial Limb cost:
The price of a new Prosthetic leg can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000.
But even the most expensive Prosthetic Limbs are built to withstand only three
to five years of wear and tear, meaning they will need to be replaced over
the course of a lifetime, and they're not a one-time cost.
What is the meaning of Artificial Limb:
an Artificial substitute for a missing part, such as an eye, Limb, or tooth,
used for functional or cosmetic reasons, or both. Artificial Limb. Powering the Limb.
Most Artificial Limbs are powered by the muscles, either those remaining in the
residual Limb or other available muscles.
How are Artificial Limbs made:
Prosthetic Arm or leg is made from a strong and durable but lightweight material
such as carbon fiber, covered with foam padding (for comfort) or flesh-colored plastic.
How does a Prosthetic leg work:
At the bottom of the liner is a screw which attaches the liner to the Prosthetic.
The screw clicks into the leg to keep it secure and strong. The technology used
to create each ankle, foot, and leg allows the wearer to move around, but it takes
some time to get used to using the Prosthetic Limb.
Who uses Prosthetic legs: People of all ages have the
ability to sustain Prosthetic rehabilitation. Most Prosthetics are for replacement of
lost Limbs, but some people that have joint and muscle issues may use a brace Prosthetic
over their Limb to gain some mobility and use back in that area. Sometimes, even animals
What are Bionic Limbs: Bionic Limb is denominated
as such, thanks to the inclusion of the hardware that acts as an interface between the
residual human nervous system and the device (such as a robotic hand or leg).
A Bionic Limb is controlled by the electric signals from the muscle and/or nerves
above the level of the amputation.
How many Hours a day can you wear a Prosthetic leg:
Wear the prosthesis for a maximum of 2 hours, with up to 1/2 hour of that standing
and/or walking. These amounts are maximums, and need not all be done at once.
Examine the Limb after every hour of wearing, and/or after every 15 minutes of
standing or walking.
Does losing a Limb shorten your life:
Mortality following amputation ranges from 13 to 40% in 1 year, 35–65% in 3 years,
and 39–80% in 5 years, being worse than most malignancies. 7 Therefore,
amputation-free survival is important in assessing the management of diabetic
Can I get a Bionic Arm: Myoelectric Bionic Arms
are plug and play, meaning users can take their Bionic Arm on and off with ease. No
surgery is required; we simply identify a user's strongest muscle sites and take
a 3D scan or cast of their residual Limb before custom building a Hero Arm.
How do you walk with an amputated leg:
When you first practice walking with a Prosthetic leg, the Prosthetic,
and the way you place weight on it, is treated much like a crutch. Standing between
two parallel bars, place each hand on a bar and step forward with your Prosthetic leg.
How expensive is a Prosthetic Arm:
For patients without health insurance, a Prosthetic Arm typically costs less
than $5,000 for a purely cosmetic Arm, up to $10,000 for a functional Prosthetic
Arm that ends in a split hook, and up to $20,000-$100,000 or more for an advanced
myoelectric Arm, controlled by muscle movements.
How strong are Bionic Arms:
The maker, Touch Bionics, claims this Prosthetic hand can handle more than 200 pounds,
if your biceps are up to it. When grabbing an object, it can apply additional force
by using a pulsing effect.
Wishing you all the best,