About prosthetic legs
Artificial limbs have come a long way in recent years. With the help of modern technology, the pioneering performances of Paralympic athletes and the example of thousands of ordinary, determined people, those who have lost limbs are starting to realise that they can lead rich, fulfilling lives, and achieve things that were almost unimaginable to previous generations.
The variety of components available to build a prosthetic leg has increased vastly in the past decade. It now ranges from simple mechanical-passive instruments to intelligent, powered bionic devices that adapt to each user and the specific terrain.
A prosthetic prescription is a detailed description of all the features of the completed prosthesis:
• Socket design
• Skin-socket interface
• Suspension strategy
•Additional modular components.