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    The focus of this case report is to describe the treatment strategies and challenges associated with gait training with a young child with a lower extremity amputation. This report also brings to light conditions such as amniotic band syndrome and twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome as it relates to the subject. The subject of this report is a 1 year old pediatric amputee working on gait training with his prosthesis. The patient’s amputation occurred shortly after birth caused by either a blood clot caused by surgery to correct twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, or by amniotic band syndrome. 1-2.5% of all pregnancies result in twin gestations. There is an increased risk associated with twin pregnancies, one of which is twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). TTTS occurs in monochorianic twin pregnancies when one twin receives more blood flow than the other. TTTS can occur in up to 15% of monochorianic pregnancies.Diehl Early onset results in increased complications and can cause death prior to, or right after, birth if left untreated. There are many procedures used to treat TTTS; the Mother of the patient in this case report likely underwent laser coagulation…

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    Essay On Amputee Coalition

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    average prosthesis can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $50,000, and it isn’t fair to those already possessing a disability. I write this because I plan to work in rehabilitative engineering, and want to build prosthetics that families can easily afford. I hope that this essay will persuade Amputee Coalition to broaden their current research topics to benefit amputees financially. The reason that I am bringing this to the Amputee Coalition is because since 1986, your mission has been “to reach…

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    Patient would benefit from a prosthesis which includes the following characteristics: single axis knee with hydraulic friction and suction suspension and a dynamic response short keel foot in order to complete independent daily tasks and leisure activities. Since the patient has the potential to be a community ambulator, walk at varying speed in the community on a regular basis, and needs to navigate a variety of environmental barriers, this patient has the potential to be a K3 or 4 level. The…

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    Erectile Prostfunction

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    inflatable penile prosthesis is used in the treatment of impotency. This is one of the surgical treatments for erectile dysfunction (ED). The first penile prosthesis device was invented by Scott and Bradley in the 1970s. Although it was a popular choice at the time for erectile dysfunction patients, it had a low success rate and needed surgical revision. Today, penile prostheses have been shown to be both reliable and durable. Erectile dysfunction is the inability to produce and maintain an…

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    Visual Hypothesis

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    Visual Prosthesis: Selling a Dream to Visually Impaired (A literature review of advancements in the field of Visual Prosthesis) Abstract Visual prosthesis is by far the best bet to restore vision in a patient suffering with visual loss. This paper provides a literature review of the various technological advancements made over time and how these advancements have proved noteworthy in fields of visual prosthesis. To develop a basic understanding about the visual prosthesis, the anatomy and…

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    Bionic Prosthetic Limbs

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    INTRODUCTION Can you imagine how difficult the lives could be after the amputees lost their arms or legs? Their lives will not be as easy as they had before. They cannot do many things that they used to do in their normal lives when they still have their limbs. A few hundred years ago, a hand amputee could only have a hook prosthesis with limited function and social stigma for the replacement of his hand. As the technology advances, hand amputees can now have the option for a hand transplant…

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    States,” and “approximately 185,000 amputations occur in the United States each year” (Limb Loss Statistic, par.1). Coherently, amputations are the removal of body extremities resulted from certain illnesses, medical complications, or catastrophic accidents. There are varieties of prostheses for different types of amputations. For example, above knee amputations (AKA) are incisions at the thigh bone above the knee joint causing significant muscle loss and making it difficult to use a…

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    As technology continues to advance and possibilities are explored, these issues also continue to develop and become increasingly widespread. Consider the use of prosthetic limbs to restore limbs to those who lost them or have a condition preventing the development of the limb: individuals with prosthetic legs, for example, without denying the pain of having lost their limbs, need not be concerned with prosthetic fatigue. While the prosthesis may be mapped to their nerves to allow movement, it…

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    hands, two feet, ten fingers, and ten toes. Such a combination is normal, but does everyone have their essential limbs? One arm, two legs, one hand, two feet, five fingers, and ten toes.What's missing? One arm. Not everyone is lucky enough to have all their limbs. Not everyone is lucky enough to be “normal”. Prosthesis are the solution for someone who has lost a limb and is not ready to give up their life. A prosthetic is a mechanical device that replaces a lost limb. It gives the user the…

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    A bridge is a special type of dental restoration prosthesis that are most commonly used to fill in the gaps of missing teeth by fitting artificial teeth into the gaps and securing them to the adjacent teeth or dental implants. Types of bridges have become very numerous, and depending on the materials they are made from, how they are made, and how they are secured in the mouth they can be used for a number of dental issues. A bridge is made by filling the space left by the missing tooth or teeth…

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