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.
- Promote healing by relieving a body part
- Provide relief by chronic disease or incurable damage
- Replace in part failed functions or prevent deformities
- Replace missing body parts such as limbs, ears or noses
- Restore visual appearance
- Create a functional balance
- Contribute to independent living
Spinal and cranial orthoses
Orthoses for the pelvis, trunk, head or uvula.
Orthoses, which enclose the abdomen in whole or in part.
Upper limb orthoses
Orthoses for finger, hand, elbow, arm, shoulder
Lower limb orthoses
Orthoses for the foot, ankle, knee leg, hip or thigh.
Upper limb prostheses
Interchangeable parts , which can be combined with other, individually made parts to fit different prostheses for the upper limbs.
Lower limb prostheses
Interchangeable parts which can be combined with other, custom-made parts to fit different prostheses for the lower limbs.
Prostheses, other than for limbs
Prostheses to replace parts of the body such as hair, breasts, teeth or eyes, but not the limbs.