Perhaps you lost a limb in an accident or as a result of an injury. Maybe you were born with a congenital defect. No matter your unique circumstances, if you are missing an extremity, a prosthetic device may be the solution you’ve been seeking. The term “prosthetics” describes the creation and fitting of artificial, man made body parts to replace those that are missing. The term “prosthesis” refers to the artificial limb itself.
There are different kinds of prosthetic devices that are used for different situations. In order to make the right decision for your needs, it’s important to understand the different types of devices. There are four main types of prosthetics, which include:
An artificial hand that attaches just below the elbow, a transradial prosthetic device is typically used by individuals who have lost their arm just below the elbow.
These prosthetics replace arms that are missing above the elbow. They attach to the body above the elbow, but below the shoulder.
This type of prosthetic device replaces a leg that is missing below the knee. They connect to the body at the knee socket.
The artificial limbs replace legs that are missing above the knee. They attach to the body in the upper region of the thigh, where the femur is located.
In addition to these four main groups of prosthetic devices, partial prosthetics can also be created to replace missing hands and feet.
Whether you sustained an injury or had a disease that resulted in an amputation, or your missing arm, leg, hand, or foot is congenital, life can be challenging without a limb. Doing everyday things that most people take for granted can be difficult, if not impossible, you may need to rely on others for certain tasks, and your self-esteem can suffer. A prosthetic device can serve as the solution to all of the complications that you have had to endure as a result of missing a limb.
At Procare Orthopedics, we specialize in designing and fitting prosthetic devices. No matter your age or stage of life, our custom-made replacement limbs can provide a number of benefits, including:
To find out how we can assist you with creating a custom-designed artificial limb so that you can take advantage of the above-mentioned benefits and more, contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation at our state-of-the-art office, conveniently located in Southern Florida.
Procare Orthopedics is honored to be a leading provider of prosthetic and orthopedic care in Miami-Dade County, FL. We specialize in the design and fitting of custom prosthetic devices for people of all ages and in all stages of life, no matter their needs. We combine the most revolutionary technologies with the most cutting-edge materials to create robust, long-lasting artificial limbs that can easily withstand the most intense use and extreme conditions. We’re the first and only prosthetic and orthopedic company in the state of Florida to use 3D scanning and 3D printing in the production of artificial extremities. This is a service that we are truly proud to provide, as it allows us to create the most comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and easy-to-use replacement limbs.
In addition to offering premium-quality products, at Procare Orthopedics, we also pride ourselves on offering exceptional service. Our talented, experienced, and compassionate staff is dedicated to each and every patient we serve, and always strives to provide incomparable results. Contact us today to find out how we can assist you on your journey toward newfound independence, confidence, and a better quality of life.