Many brave veterans return home with their mobility compromised due to a lost limb. However, thanks to recent advances in prosthetics technology, there is now help available for these brave men and women. With the help of modern prosthetics, veterans can regain their mobility and confidently integrate back into civilian life. Here are some examples that show why mobility never needs to be an issue for today’s veterans.
- Lower Limb Prosthetics
Losing all or part of a lower limb, including a leg or foot, can severely impair mobility. Many veterans return from wars overseas to find themselves confined to wheelchairs, unable to participate in the everyday activities they once enjoyed. However, technology for lower leg prosthetics has made impressive strides in recent years, making it possible for veterans who have lost lower limbs to regain mobility. For example, microprocessor-controlled legs and knees provide more flexibility than previous options, giving prosthetics a more natural, versatile feel. Coupled with innovative socket designs and cosmetic covers, lower limb prosthetics are more sophisticated than ever.
- Upper Limb Prosthetics
Losing an arm or hand can also impair mobility and make it difficult to lead an independent life. Simple tasks like dressing oneself and eating may become difficult issues that require the help of another. Fortunately, there is a wide range of upper limb prosthetics that combine style and functionality to help restore mobility. Whether a veteran needs a standard body-powered design or a more sophisticated myo-electric prosthetic, there is a model to fit his or her needs. Upper limb prosthetics also include power elbows, wrist rotators, and partial hand prosthetics to help maximize mobility.
If you are a veteran who has suffered a lost limb and is concerned about impaired mobility, the team at Ability Prosthetics will do our absolute best to help ensure that you can lead a normal life. We appreciate the service our veterans have provided and are honored to help in any way we can. Our senior management consultant is a veteran himself, giving us a special insight into how we can best help veterans. To learn more, call Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics at (717) 253-9130.