While the use of a prosthesis
can be very beneficial to people with one hand, most people with one hand prefer not to use one regularly, so understanding how they can be more user-friendly could be very valuable," said the study's lead author, Dr Tamar Makin.
Material and Methods: A sample of 50 patients with lower limb amputations and using lower limb prosthesis
were recruited by applying inclusion criteria.
Removing the tumour left an "extensive defect" in the 71-yearold's chest which would usually have been reconstructed with a cement prosthesis
An aesthetically appealing facial prosthesis
should reproduce the form, size, position, texture and colour of the lost tissue.
Feeding plate obturator was fabricated for three patients, while removable prosthesis
was fabricated for 15 patients.
The second-generation CCK prosthesis
(LCCK, NexGen [sup][R], USA) is developed as a modular, non-hinged, and semi-constrained implant.
But it was after taking a two-year special course conducted by French teachers from Handicap International from 1987 to 1989, as a trainer in prosthesis
and orthosis that he discovered his true passion.
used heat pipes to concentrate heat flux to a compact heat sink where a fan could convect heat from the prosthesis
to the surroundings .
Six months later, the patient underwent left radical orchiectomy with concomitant bilateral testicular prosthesis
insertion via the inguinal approach because of an undescended hypoplastic, nonfunctional left testicle.
The sensors are distributed in the hand, stump and arm of the prosthesis
and are connected to a device, which communicates through vibrations.
When a patient requests a prosthesis
in our hospital, a three dimensional impression of the same fingers of the contra lateral hand are made with Plaster of Paris rolls.
In January 2013 a Swedish arm amputee was the first person in the world to receive a prosthesis
with a direct connection to bone, nerves and muscles.
Powered prostheses require a controller to coordinate the movement of the prosthesis
with that of the user; accordingly, various control approaches have been recently described (6-12).
Dissociation between the small head of the prosthesis
and the polyethylene insert is an extremely rare complication of bipolar hemiarthroplasty and results in hip dislocation and severe disability.
Objective: Early and medium-term improvement of functional capacity and regression of left ventricular hypertrophy was evaluated in the young adult patient group following application of 21 mm or 23 mm bileaflet aortic mechanical valve prosthesis
due to aortic stenosis.