Advanced prosthetics have come a long way, even in the last few years, and they can make living life as an amputee a better experience. If you recently became an amputee, there are several types of advanced prosthetics you should know about, and they fall into four specific categories.
- Transfemoral—Advanced prosthetics that replace a leg that is missing above the knee are known as transfemoral prosthetics. Advances in these prosthetics have made it easier for users to get more control over the complexities of lost knee movement.
- Transtibial—A transtibial prosthetic device replaces a leg that is missing below the knee. Because amputees who use these prosthetic devices retain their knee, it is easier for them to regain normal movements.
- Transradial—A transradial prosthetic device will replace an arm that is missing below the elbow. Some of these advanced prosthetics feature myoelectric arms that can use muscular signals to determine when the hand will need to close or open.
- Transhumeral—These types of prosthetic devices replace arms that are missing above the elbow. Transhumeral prosthetic devices are typically similar to other types of artificial arms, but they usually come with advanced features that mimic the movements of the arm.
We want to help you regain mobility and function after you become an amputee. For more information about advanced prosthetics and how we can support you at this time, give our office a call today.