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Types Of Prosthetics For Refugees

Types Of Prosthetics For Refugees
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Refugees Living with Permanent Impairments

Over the years, wars and armed conflicts have led to massive destruction on many levels.

Everything has been damaged; lives, homes, and those living in these homes!

Places like northern Syria, Palestine, Yemen, and many others, are the most affected by the brutal war and conflicts still occurring today.

Leaving refugees severely vulnerable to the changing seasons of life, with no decent shelter above their heads, no food on their tables, no financial stability, and no right to social equality, education, or even health care.

And if all that is not enough for them to suffer from, one of the worst consequences of the war is the refugees who are now living with permanent impairments.

Those refugees are unable to serve themselves or even know what it’s like to live normally and move from one place to another, hardship-free and painless.  

 

The Four Types of Prosthetics

A prosthesis is a device designed to replace a missing part of the body or to make a part of the body works better.

Some commonly replaced body parts by prosthetic devices are diseased or missing eyes, arms, hands, legs, or joints.  

 

Transradial

A transradial prosthesis is an artificial arm that attaches below the elbow.

A passive device of this sort serves strictly cosmetic purposes.

The opposite is an active prosthesis, which comes in two forms;

  • A cable-operated prosthetic device uses a harness connecting to the affected shoulder and the other arm, allowing the user to manually control the movement. 
  • A myoelectric prosthetic implant detects muscle movement in the upper arm via specialized sensors and moves the prosthesis, including opening and closing the hand.

 

Transhumeral

A transhumeral prosthesis is an artificial arm that connects to the body above the elbow but below the shoulder.

A transhumeral limb is more complicated than a transradial prosthesis due to a missing elbow, making movement more challenging and complex to compensate for.

Transhumeral prosthetic devices can also be active and passive.

Most modern functional transhumeral prostheses use myoelectric sensors or a combination of sensors and cables to move the artificial limb.

 

Transtibial

A transtibial prosthesis is an artificial leg below the knee.

Since the knee allows for much movement without assistance, the prosthesis’s primary function is to distribute weight accordingly and provide comfort.

Patients must be rehabilitated by walking with a transtibial prosthesis since the artificial foot usually doesn’t move.

 

Transfemoral

A transfemoral prosthesis is often the most challenging of the four main types.

It replaces a missing leg above the knee.

The artificial knee joint is controlled by hip motion, thus heavily influenced by the strength of the residual limb.

A transfemoral prosthesis usually allows for seemingly normal movement and function after a lengthy rehabilitation process.

A proper socket fit is essential to ensure comfort and stability.

 

Donate Now to Change the Life of Refugees with Permanent Impairments

We often take our health and the normal functioning of our body parts for granted! We don’t think of all the work our bodies do just by putting our clothes on, or by walking from one place to another, or even by changing our possessions from sitting to standing! Because we are healthy – Alhandu Lillah – it is not the same with refugees who face countless hardships every minute of their daily life with permanent disabilities

Let’s be the Bless they need in their lives! 

By donating to refugees with permanent impairments, you will transform their life completely, it won’t look like they just got their missing body parts replaced, but they will feel the power of hope to live a painless normal life.

And this is a huge matter in the heart. 

Donate now, and let’s be the answer to someone’s prayer …

 

FAQ

What are Modern Prosthetics?

Modern prosthetic devices are made using advanced plastic and carbon fiber composites. These materials make the limb much lighter yet stronger and look more realistic. 

What’s the Difference Between Prosthetic and Prosthesis?

A ‘prosthetic’ is an artificial limb created to replace a body part and fit into the individual. And can be used as a descriptive term for such parts as a prosthetic leg.

A ‘prosthesis’ is the name for the artificial body part itself – whether it’s an upper or lower limb. When more than one part or piece is involved, these are called ‘prostheses.’

What is The Latest Technology Used Today for Prosthetics?

The technology used for prosthetic limbs nowadays includes 3D printing, device implants, and digital design tools.

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