Prosthetic Limbs

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The Impact of Prosthetic Limbs The human skeleton system is made up of 206 bones and tissues such as Ligaments, Tendons and Cartilage, all these substances work together to give our internal organs support, to allow our bodies to move properly and to provide support needed to prevent us being just a pile of skin and organs in the floor, did you know that new born babies have 300 bones but as they grow older the smaller bones all join together to form one big bone. Without our skeletal and musculoskeletal system we would not be able to move. The skeleton has 200 joints. Joints are where 2 bones meet. Ligaments hold these two bones together at the joints. Joints allow our body to move in many different ways such as: Bending, stretching, running …show more content…

This was great for the amputee community because it gave hope that there was a possibility of walking again with foot prosthesis instead of full leg prosthesis. Today prosthetic limbs are available for any missing limbs including torsos and full functioning shoulders. Many discoveries and breakthroughs have been made that have boosted the development of prosthetic limbs making them more functional as well are more comfortable and easier to use. Some of these breakthroughs include - New Materials: for hundreds of years; prosthetics were being made harsh materials like wood and metal. new materials such as carbon fiber is being used, carbon fiber give the amputee a sense of life in the prosthetic because it feels more life like. - Bluetooth technology made the jump from the cell phone industry to prosthetics in 2007. Joshua Bleill received two prosthetic legs after combat in Iraq. Each leg had a Bluetooth device. Bluetooth is more often recognized for its ability to connect devices of technology without the use of wires. For Bleill, the Bluetooth devices communicate with each other to regulate stride, pressure and speed in the prosthetic

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