Osseointegration is the structural connection between living bone and a load- carrying metal implant. First…
There are many different options when it comes to the cosmetic design of your prosthesis. For both upper and lower prosthetic limb users, it’s vital to consider what’s important to you so that your prosthetist can design a prosthesis that is both functional – meeting your lifestyle and goals, but also one that you like the look of it’s cosmesis. Making a prosthetic limb suit your style is fun for us, but it also has an important clinical role. Typically, if a prosthetic user is a part of the decision-making process and has a prosthetic limb that they like the look of, they are more likely to accept the limb, want to wear it and be proud of it. This can improve outcomes and can have a positive impact on mental health.
So, the more we can make your prosthesis be a part of your life, whether it be from blending in or standing out, we are willing to try and make it happen!
For some, they want their prosthesis to look as close to an anatomical leg or their sound side as possible. This often helps these users to accept their prosthesis and promotes higher usage/wear rate. The level of realism attainable depends on your funding body.
Some options available are:
Other prosthetic users prefer their device to represent their fashion sense, their football team, a favourite colour or even have tattoos! For these clients, there are many options for cosmesis that we can achieve both in-house or by working with external companies to order in a cosmetic option right for you.
There are many more options available so if you have something specific in mind it is important to talk to your prosthetist early on so we can make your prosthesis just right for you!
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