This replacement for a part of the body may be purely cosmetic, for example individual fingers and toes, or its main purpose may be that of functional replacement.
The main task of lower extremity prostheses is to enable their wearer to walk and stand safely without restrictions on all possible surfaces.
For amputations that affect the hand or major parts of the upper extremities, the prostheses need to be comfortable to wear, but also need to be able to replace certain functions relating to the movements of the wrist, hand and fingers.
Stem forms and imprinting technology
There have been numerous innovations in the field of prosthetics over recent years. New stem shapes and impression techniques have been developed for amputations at all levels. New materials for designing stems, new mechanical-electronic and robotic knee and ankle joints and prosthetic hands have been developed intensively. The constant innovations mean that specialists need to be continuously further developing their knowledge and skills.