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Since time immemorial, prostheses were created by army workshops for the soldiers who lost their limbs in battle. Thus ever since prosthetics seems to be associated with artificial extremeties like the artificial leg and hand, which are functional. Today, many more products can be included. Among those are the life like restorations which serve as a camouflage for those disfigured by accidents, disease, or birth defects.
What about cognitive prosthetics and neuro-prosthetics? --NeuronExMachina 02:27, 2 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Request for article about sensory prosthetics: <a href="http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/15.04/esp.html">Wired Magazine</a> article. Maybe also linked to other computer input/output devices?
Prosthetics should be linked to a "medical technology" category? Thats how I was trying to look it up.
"The night club offers ... a syringe-injected [ RFID ] microchip implanted in their upper arms that ... acts as a debit account from which they can pay for drinks." http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3697940.stm
This article has room for expansion.
- How are prosthesis attached? Many are held on or suspended by straps or sleeves. These are the most basic forms of suspension. Above knee (transfemoral) or below knee (transtibial) use many other forms such as expulsion valves in which the air inside the socket is evacuated and suspension results from the pressure differential in the prosthesis. Other forms are pin systems in which a sleeve placed over the residual limb has an insert in the distal end to receive a smooth or notched pin. This pin is inserted into a locking device manufactured in the prosthesis itself.
- History of prosthesis
- Better description of prosthesis
- I agree! :) E Pluribus Anthony 20:22, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
Please never expand this article. If you do the bottom will stop saying "This medical equipment article is a stub". Nyuk nyuk nyuk! YAYitsAndrew 14:49, 22 October 2006 (UTC)
The image of the "knee prosthesis" shows an endoprosthesis, part of an artificial knee joint to be used in knee replacement surgery. Since there is no mention of internal prostheses in the article, the image is a bit out of place. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 18:49, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
Agreed, either there needs to be a paragraph added to this page, or there should be another one for Surgical prosthesis. The current definition for the "medicine use" is incomplete. --Lisa4edit (talk) 11:41, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
Under "External Links", for "Prosthetics History", link to http://www.nupoc.northwestern.edu/prosHistory.shtml is broken. It leads to DNS Error page. 4.12.07, 3:50 pm EDT. 18.104.22.168 19:54, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
The history of it
- There really needs to be more to the history section, it's so tiny and (frankly) pathetic. What about the replacement teeth they've found in Roman tombs? I'd add to it if I only knew what my sources were. Saying "I've seen pictures!" doesn't seem like quite enough. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 14:49, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
merge with artificial limb
Undid merge with artificial limb for three reasons. 1) No discussion has taken place on talk page 2) Shouldn't prosthesis redirect to the disambiguity page? 3) Not all prosthesis (per article) are limbs. DCwom (talk) 18:10, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
I have re-merged not only "artificial limb" but also several other prosthetics articles over into this article. This is as it should be, in my opinion. All that remains is for duplicate wording (and there is a LOT of it) to be excised and other maintenance work to be done. Kikodawgzzz (talk) 16:53, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
Upper extremity prosthetics
How about integrating a section "Upper extremity prosthetics" ? Also, mention the Carnes arm, which is "body-powered", see http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2008/01/24/shop-work-with-a-carnes-artificial-arm/ , http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2009/02/13/55201_tasmania-news.html
example of oldest Prosthethics
Pneumatic powered ankle-foot exoskeleton
Perhaps Philippe Malcolm's pneumatic powered ankle-foot exoskeleton can be breifly mentioned in the article ? See http://www.hightechsystems.nl/programma/programma-2013/philippe-malcolm.html KVDP (talk) 11:37, 26 May 2013 (UTC)
I have removed this photo as the link is no more valid.