Prosthesis is an important part of occupational therapies WITH AN EDUCATION OF THE PATIENTS.

Prosthesis can be static or dynamic.

Static prosthesis implies placing a limb or a segment of a limb in a given position :

  • the resting orthesis immobilizes articulations in a functional sector.
  • The correcting orthesis fixes a bad positioning or a deformation.
  • The postoperative immobilization orthesis places the limb or the segment of limb in position depending on the intervention in order to allow it to recover.
  • The functional orthesis, also known as “technical help”, makes up for a motor deficiency.

Dynamic prosthesis can be:

  • an orthesis working on one (or more) articulation(s) in a predefined position.
  • An functional orthesis replacing an non existing function.

All these prosthesis are made of thermoplastic, a material that becomes malleable once its hot and to which can be added elastics, pulleys, stops, Velcros, leather... etc.

Wearing these prosthesis requires to be rigorous in time and maintenance. They can be modified to match the evolution of the pathology.