Evolution Of Prosthetics

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Every single person has a skeleton made up of many bones. The adult human skeletal system consists of 206 bones, as well as a network of ligaments and cartilage that connects them.( We are born with about 300 soft bones. During adolescence, the cartilage grows and is slowly replaced by hard bone. Some of these bones later fuse together, so that the adult skeleton has 206 bones.) These bones give you : body structure and posture, lets you move in many ways, protects your internal organs, produces blood cells, stores our chemical energy, calcium storage and endocrine regulation.
Bones in our body are living tissue. They have their own blood vessels and are made of living cells, which help them to grow and to repair themselves. As well, proteins,
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Armored knights often relied on iron prosthetic limbs, usually crafted by the same metalworker who made their armor. These bulky limbs were not very functional and were actually used more for the purpose of hiding the lost limb to avoid embarrassment. Most famously attributed to pirates, peg legs with wooden cores and metal hands shaped into hooks have actually been the prosthetic standard throughout much of history. In the early part of the 16th century, French military doctor Ambroise Paré, inventedd a hinged mechanical hand as well as prosthetic legs that featured advances such as locking knees and specialized attachment…show more content…
Prosthesis has completely changed that fate for a human being. Science and prosthesis has been a positive impact on this generation and the previous generations as well, and without the prosthetic advancements, us humans wouldn't have a second chance to try and succeed in life. Prosthetic devices have an incredibly significant effect on the quality of life for amputees and their loved ones.Even though the improvements of prosthetic devices allow a normal life, negative connotations concerning prosthetics and amputation surgery still exist, as society will judge you.
Use of prosthesis or artificial limb among amputees can help with participation in activities of daily living. It is estimated that approximately 199,000 persons in the U.S. were using an artificial limb in 1994, with the majority using an artificial leg or foot. There are an estimated 1.9 million amputees in the United States and approximately 185,000 amputations surgeries performed each year. Of those amputations performed, 82% are due to Peripheral Vascular Disease and Diabetes. Approximately 8,900 children receive amputations each year due to lawn mower

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