Orthoses and Protheses

Ortheses are externally applied medical aids which stabilize, relieve, immobilize, guide and correct the limbs or the trunk.

Prostheses are medical aids which replace in part or completely, a missing or damaged body part, organ or organ part.

Orthosis can:

  • Promote healing by relieving a body part
  • Provide relief by chronic disease or incurable damage
  • Replace in part failed functions or prevent deformities

Prostheses can:

  • Replace missing body parts such as limbs, ears or noses
  • Restore visual appearance
  • Create a functional balance
  • Contribute to independent living