Orthotics and Prosthetics in Vancouver
Referring to a prosthesis, an artificial substitute or replacement of a part of the body such as a tooth, eye, a facial bone, the palate, a hip, a knee or another joint, the leg, an arm, etc. A prosthesis is designed for functional or cosmetic reasons or both.Vancouver Orthotics provides information to the community about custom orthotic inserts & other companies such as Vancouver Orthotics & Prosthetics. However please note the slight difference in name of our two companies. We are Vancouver Orthotics.
A prosthesis may be removable, as in the case of most prosthetic legs or a prosthetic breast form used after mastectomy. A person who uses a removable prosthesis -— for example, an artificial hand -— may want to have more than one available for different types of tasks. Other types of prosthetic devices are permanently implanted, like an artificial hip, testicle or tooth.
An auditory prosthesis is a device that substitutes for or enhances the ability to hear. It is more commonly called a hearing aide.
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