Prostheses (artificial legs and hands) and orthoses (braces and splints) enable people with physical impairments or functional limitations to live healthy, productive, independent, dignified lives and to participate in education, the labour market and social life. The use of prostheses or orthoses can reduce the need for formal health care, support services, long-term care and caregivers. We are privileged to have the technology with us to aid in the designing and printing of 3D prosthetic Hands and Legs.
Prescription of a prosthetic limb is a multidisciplinary process that includes at least the user, orthopaedic surgeon and the prosthetist. During the prescription process the team decides the type of device that should be fabricated, the socket design, various types of components and the choice of suspension.