Prosthetics & Orthotics

What is Prosthetics and Orthotics?

Twelve year-old Aditya was badly injured in an accident while going on the school bus. Although he survived the accident, it left him with a severe leg injury. To improve his motor skills, the doctors recommended that he receive an artificial limb. Very soon Aditya was on the road to recovery and could walk normally.

Devices, such as artificial limbs and braces, replace or augment missing or non-functioning body parts. Prosthetics and Orthotics is a medical and engineering based healthcare profession which deals with rehabilitation of physically handicapped individuals who suffer from limb malfunctions / abnormalities or absence or loss of limbs or other body parts. The loss of body parts may have been the result of an accident or amputation owing to medical conditions like diabetes or gangrene. In some cases the defect may be congenital i.e people are born with this handicap where a limb or a body part may be missing. Such a condition prevents a person from leading a normal life. There may also be cases where people suffering from conditions...

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