Prosthetics are used to replace/substitute a missing/diseased part/limb to restore or provide function. They are manufactured by a prosthetist and fit on a custom basis made on to the patient.
Endoprosthetics: Implants used in orthopedic surgery to replace/fit the particular part/joint.
E.g. Austin Moore prosthesis.
Exoprosthesis: Here the structure is fitted externally as a replacement/substitute of the lost part of the limb.
E.g. Patellar tendon bearing prosthetic.
Types: Temporary, Permanent
Components of prosthetics
Plastic or resin laminated socket
Body of the prosthetic
Control system (not relevant for lower limb prosthetic)
Some of the prosthetics