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What materials are used in prosthetics?
Last Updated: 25th March, 2020
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Keeping this in consideration, what materials are used to make prosthetics?
A prosthetic device should most of allbelightweight; hence, much of it is made from plastic. The socketisusually made from polypropylene. Lightweight metals suchastitanium and aluminum have replaced much of the steel in thepylon.Alloys of these materials are mostfrequentlyused.
Additionally, what kind of prosthetics are there? There are Four Main Types ofArtificialLimbs. These include the transtibial,transfemoral,transradial, and transhumeral prostheses. Thetype ofprosthesis depends on what part of the limb ismissing. Atransradial prosthesis is an artificiallimb thatreplaces an arm missing below the elbow.
Thereof, what were the first prosthetics made of?
In 1800, a Londoner, James Potts, designedaprosthesis made of a wooden shank and socket, a steelkneejoint and an articulated foot that was controlled by catguttendonsfrom the knee to the ankle.
What do prosthetics do?
A prosthesis is an artificial device that isusedto replace a body part that may be missing, malfunctioning,orpartially or completely damaged.