Losing a limb is one of the most torturing and distressing phase of life. Not only does it affects the mental status of the person but also puts a question mark on his appearance and capabilities. However, prosthesis have helped many people who have lost their limbs by giving them a chance to get back to their movement again and bring them back the lost mobility. Prosthesis not only brings back the body movement but also boosts the self confidence and help them recover from the mental illness that losing a limb caused to them. There are many renowned people who have gone through prosthesis the most successful example being Oscar Pistorius also known as “Blade Runner” who lost his legs and is now running on ‘Cheetah Flex-Foot Carbon Fiber Transtibial Artificial Limbs.
There are two different categories into which leg prosthetics is divided first “BK” and second “AK.” “BK” is known as the below knee Prosthetics or Transtibial and “AK” as Above the knee or Transfemoral Prosthetics.
Artificial limbs are categorized into four different types namely, Transfemoral, Transhumeral, Transradial and Transtibial prostheses. What type of prostheses will your body need depends on the missing limb. For general information let us just know different types of prosthesis and their areas of application:
Transtibial Prosthesis: Transtibial Prosthesis adds the limb missing above the knee. It gives you an assurance of regaining the movement faster than Transfemoral Prosthesis.