Orthosis and Prosthesis

Write the difference between Orthosis and Prosthesis

Difference between orthosis and prosthesis:

 

Features Orthosis Prosthesis
Definition It is a mechanical device used to maintain an anatomical and functional position of injury or diseased limb. It is a mechanical device used to maintain an anatomical and functional position of loosed limb.
Category It is an assistive device It is a replacing device.
Criteria It is temporary It is permanent
Purposes Support, correction, protection and prevention of damage of the limb Function and cosmesis of the limb
Indications Arthritis, paralysis, nerve injury, deformity etc. Amputation
Disadvantages
  • Loss of skin integrity.
  • Weakening of muscles.
  • Dependency.
  • Osteopenia.
  • Lack of cosmesis.
  • Very expensive
  • Need energy to operate.
  • Heavy

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