What is a Prosthesis?

A prosthesis is an artificial replacement used in the place of a missing body part. When an individual has a loss of any body part due to deformations or accidents, a prosthesis becomes the perfect aid to help them restore the area. Prosthesis can be for any part of your body, such as limbs, teeth, etc. You get removable prosthesis for legs as well as ones that are permanently implanted. It depends on the area and your requirements.

The ever-evolving technology has played a vital role in improving the prosthesis. Now you have battery-powered prosthesis for legs that provide improved mobility. Now an individual will not feel the absence of limb mobility or struggle with stability. Especially technologies like hydraulic pumps have helped the areas of movement. This is helping the individuals resume their day-to-day activities much more easily compared to earlier.

The prosthesis has become a life-changing field of medical science that has helped restore both the body part and the person’s confidence.

Prosthesis for Leg

Saket Ortho is a distinguished platform known widely for providing best prosthesis products in India. We aim at  producing reliable prosthesis legs for our patients and make life a bit easier for them. With a focus on qualitable outcomes and in order to cover all requirements for a patient’s needs, our team works together and comes up with the best prosthesis for legs products in India. Choose from various types of prosthesis for leg by Saket Ortho and pick from Trans radial prosthesis, Trans-humeral Prosthesis, Trans-tibial Prosthesis and Transfomorable Prosthesis for Leg.   

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Types of Prosthesis

You will find various types of prosthesis on the market. Especially now with the evolving technology, the process of making prostheses has become more advanced and sophisticated to bring it closer to life activities and improve its quality. As a result, through the years, prosthesis have become more life-like.

There are four main types of prosthesis:

Prosthesis is a wearable device that intends to provide the functionality and/or appearance of a missing body part. In the case of trans-radial prostheses, the wearer or the trans-radial amputee is fitted with an artificial wrist and a hand that is either mechanically or electro-mechanically operated.

A trans-humeral prosthetic is the kind of prosthesis used for the area of the arm above the elbow. Since the position is complex in nature to fit a prosthetic, the most common method of attachment is the suction system.
The transtibial prosthetic is used for areas below the knee. Since they have a healthy knee, they have a certain amount of movement, which makes retaining the activities easier. For this, you have to find a prosthetic that will comfortably balance out your weight.
The transfemoral prosthetic is used for areas above the knee. Since it is the area above the knee, the movement is much more restricted and takes more time to rehabilitate. However, with the evolving technologies like hydraulic pumps and direct bone attachments, the recovery time has reduced, and individuals are able to blend back into their routines faster.
A trans-radial prosthetic is the kind of prosthesis targeted for the arm area below the elbow. This includes the forearm and wrist.
Hence you have to understand the target location of your prosthetic and its type to help you select the right one.

Upper Limb Prosthetic

Upper limb prosthetic consists of transradial and transhumeral prosthetics. When we refer to the word ‘Upper Limbs’, it states that all the prosthetics that come under this category are all about the arms. So the area in the target might be above or below the elbow in upper limb Prosthetic technique
As mentioned earlier, upper limb prosthetic can be classified into two categories: the range of products that comes under transradial means below the elbow, and transhumeral includes prosthetics for areas above the elbow. When it comes to upper limb prosthetic, they incorporate simple hinge and gimbal type joints.

The artificial upper limb prosthetic is designed to be robust in nature, stable enough during usage, and safe for the user. It is regarded as one of the safest options for any age group’s patient. The ever-developing technology in the medical field has become an additive benefit to this field of upper limb prosthetic. Due to it, we can produce a much more life-like, sustainable and affordable range of upper limb prosthetic products that you can trust.  To add on, upper limb prosthetic has proven to benefit individuals to resume their daily activities and improve their mobility, once they are used to them.

Lower Limb Prosthetic

The lower limb prosthetic consists of all products dealing with the legs. The lower limb prosthetic technique can be divided into two main categories:

(i) The Transtibial prosthesis- Made for areas under the knee.

(ii) Transfemoral prosthesis- Made for areas above the knee.

A lower limb prosthetic is used to restore the functions of the lower limb/ leg. As seen earlier, there are two categories, and these categories consist of various products such as artificial hip, thigh, knee, ankle and foot.

Various technologies are helping to improve the quality and movement of the artificial lower limb prosthetic to make it much easier and more comfortable for the user. However, especially while considering the lower limb, the primary concern lies in weight division, as the legs receive the entire weight of the human body. Hence while choosing the suitable upper prosthesis, patients should go for a proper custom made lower limb prosthetic product that will give them good balance and weight division. It is quite vital that these lower limb prosthetic products are best suited according to the patient’s body type, otherwise it can lead to varied other health issues in the future. 


Prosthesis for legs help people to walk around smoothly. They imitate the way a leg works and occasionally even how it looks. While some prosthetic limb users still use a cane, walker, or crutches to walk, others are able to do it without any help.

If you recently lost a limb, you should wear your shrinker for 23 hours every day, with the exception of when you bathe or clean the residual limb. If you have a prosthesis and have had your leg amputated, you should only use your shrinker at night when you are sleeping.

There are 3 general types of lower limb prosthesis:

  • Prosthetic ankle and foot systems.
  • Prosthetic knee systems.
  • Sport-specific prosthetic foot and knee systems.

A prosthesis is an artificial replacement used in the place of a missing body part. An upper limb prosthesis can be implanted anywhere from the shoulder joint to the fingers, including the fingers, the hand, the wrist, the forearm, the elbow, the upper arm, and the shoulder.

  • Trans-radial Prosthesis
  • Trans-humeral Prosthesis
  • Trans-tibial Prosthesis
  • Transfemoral Prosthesis

The implant is expected to last for many years. Connection parts with the prosthetic may, over time, need to be changed by the prosthetist. You can choose the best prosthesis for leg from the best orthopedic manufacturers in India.