Congenital Amputation In prosthetics, the term “congenital” is usually used to refer to a missing limb that is present from birth. It is birth without all or part of a …
Prosthosis Prosthosis is a term referring to the combination of a prosthesis and orthosis that helps provide support, proper body alignment, control and function for someone who still has a …
Microprocessor Prosthetics Microprocessor prosthetics refers to a device with an internal computer that reads changes in movement and adjusts to the patient. Microprocessor ankles and knees that are programable to …
Bilateral Amputation A bilateral amputation is the surgical removal of more than one limb, either both lower extremity or both upper extremity. Bilateral amputees typically need advanced prosthetic systems with …
Doffing For amputees, doffing refers to the process of taking off the prosthesis or orthosis.
Donning Donning is the process of putting on a prosthetic system and/or orthosis. Proper fit and stability are key elements to donning a prosthetic or orthotic device comfortably and eliminating …