A prosthesis (also called a prosthetic limb, artificial limb, or limb “replacement”—though natural limbs are irreplaceable) is an artificially made substitute for a limb lost through a congenital defect (present at birth), accident, illness or wartime injury. A type of prosthesis called a cosmesis is designed to be purely cosmetic and has little or no function; Artificial hands often fall into this category. Other prostheses are highly functional and have little or no cosmetic disguise. Artificial legs, designed to be covered by pants (trousers), are sometimes little more than metal rods and wires.
At Healthway we make available a variety prosthetics to suit the patient needs. The department also designs and makes customised footwear and more for patient use.