(Courtesy of Ottobock HealthCare)
A prosthesis is an artificial extension that replaces a missing body part. Prostheses are typically used to replace body parts lost due to injury or are missing from birth.
In addition to the standard artificial limb, many patients have special limbs and devices to help them in sports and recreational activities.
A variety of devices are available to minimize the pain and suffering of amputees.
Based upon the the placement of prostheses, they are classified into two categories: