Phantom Pain

Phantom Pain

TweetPhantom pain sensations are described as perceptions that an individual experiences relating to a limb or an organ that is not physically part of the body. Limb loss is a result of either removal by amputation or congenital limb deficiency (Giummarra et al., 2007). However, phantom limb sensations can also occur following nerve avulsion or [...]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

TweetMAY THIS NEW YEAR ALL YOUR DREAMS TURN INTO REALITY, AND ALL YOUR EFFORTS  INTO GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS !

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Types of Artificial Limbs

Types of Artificial Limbs

Tweet  There are four main types of artificial limbs. This includes the following types of prostheses: TRANSTIBIAL. TRANSFEMORAL. TRANSRADICAL. TRANSHUMERAL. The type of prosthesis depends on what part of the limb is missing.     Transtibial Prosthesis Transtibial Prosthesis is an artificial limb that replaces a leg missing below the knee. Transtibial Amputees are usually [...]

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Prosthetic Enhancement

Prosthetic Enhancement

Tweet  In addition to the standard artificial limb for everyday use, many amputees or congenital patients have special limbs and devices to aid in the participation of sports and recreational activities. Within science fiction, and, more recently, within the scientific community, there has been consideration given to using advanced prostheses to replace healthy body parts [...]

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Neurocognitive Prostheses

Neurocognitive Prostheses

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Cosmetic Prosthesis

Cosmetic Prosthesis

TweetCosmesis Definition of COSMESIS Preservation, restoration, or enhancement of physical appearance -the improved hip replacement resulted in a quicker recovery and better cosmesis- Cosmetic prosthesis has long been used to disguise injuries and disfigurements. With advances in modern technology, cosmesis, the creation of lifelike limbs made from silicone or PVC has been made possible. Such [...]

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Myoelectric Prosthesis (Prosthetic)

Myoelectric Prosthesis (Prosthetic)

TweetIn order for a Myoelectric Prosthetic limb to work, it must have several components to integrate it into the body’s function: Biosensors detect signals from the user’s nervous or muscular systems. It then relays this information to a controller located inside the device, and processes feedback from the limb and actuator (e.g., position, force) and sends [...]

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Lower extremity prosthetics

Lower extremity prosthetics

TweetTypes of lower limb prostheses. (A) Below-knee endoskeletal prosthesis.                                                                                             [...]

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Prosthesis – Prosthetic

Prosthesis – Prosthetic

TweetProsthesis (Prosthetic) In medicine, a prosthesis, prosthetic, or prosthetic limb is a device that replaces a missing body part. It is part of the field of bio mechatronics, the science of using mechanical devices with human muscle, skeleton, and nervous systems to assist or enhance motor control lost by trauma, disease, or congenital abnormality. Prosthesis [...]

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