The prosthetic devices have helped in restoring the functionality in humans suffering from diseases or those who have lost their limbs. The patients can move around freely and have more independence in their life with prosthetic devices.
FREMONT, CA: In cases of amputation, prosthetic legs are used as artificial limbs. There might be many reasons for amputation, and in some cases, both legs may be amputated. Amputations depend on the medical conditions, and for legs, it can be conducted from above or below the knee. Many factors can make the use of a prosthetic leg easier. Typically, young people do not have an unusual weight problem, so it becomes easier for them to get adapted to the prosthetic limbs easily. There are also other factors like bone structure, motivation, and stamina, that play a crucial role in making the usage of prosthetic leg easy. However, many people have leg amputations who do not want to wear a prosthetic leg. Here are some of the benefits of prosthetic limbs.
Medical researchers of surgical, prosthetic, and rehabilitation limb prosthetics conducted a study for comparing the energy that is wasted while walking with a single prosthetic leg and walking with crutches. However, people who have both their legs amputated and use crutches were not part of this study. It was noticed that if the prosthetic legs are well fitted, and the patients have satisfactory gaits, less energy was spent while walking with their prosthetic limbs than while using crutches.
The people with two leg amputations have two choices, the first being the use of a wheelchair, and the other is to use prosthetic legs. There are some patients, even with a single amputation, who prefer the comfort of a wheelchair and choose not to use prosthetic legs. The people choosing a wheelchair might not understand the freedom that they can have with prosthetic limbs. Prosthetics will help them travel wherever they want. The most important benefit derived from this is that they will not be dependent on anybody and do their work by themselves. In addition to this, many areas are not accessible by wheelchairs. The prosthetic legs can provide physically challenged people a great sense of independence.
When a person masters the use of prosthetic legs, then they can have a better psychological outlook on life. The amputees might feel discomfort with their conditions when they wear a prosthetic leg as they cannot blend in the crowd like ordinary people, according to a recent study. Even people who wear prosthetic limbs can get into depression due to their condition. It is essential to support the physically challenged mentally and make them understand the benefits of using a prosthetic.