Artificial limbs or Prosthetics is a device that can substitute damaged body parts of living beings or can be applied as a body part that is undeveloped. Earlier, the prosthesis was simply made of wooden pieces such as wooden legs, but at present, they are being manufactured with lighter material. The type of Artificial Limb required for the person or living being is largely determined by the extent of loss and location of the missing extremity. Through artificial limbs, a handicapped may live an average life performing their entire task by own, even participate in adventurous sports. Participants in Mega events such as Paralympic Games have been using this for competing in the event.
Primarily there are four kinds of prosthetics in practice that replace either a partial or complete loss of an arm or leg:
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