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The number one challenge for most prosthetic producers is the cost of materials and the cost of the product's design—in order to have the ability to mass produce prosthetic limbs, those costs must be kept down. In developing nations, additional challenges also present themselves.
For amputees, breaking a leg may not be as nice as a good luck wish but can be exactly the opposite; a really bad luck.
There are many reasons people would need amputation. The most common are the following: severe injury from accidents or serious burns, cancerous tumors of the bone and muscle, infections that cannot be cured by antibiotics, neuroma, and frostbite.
But unlike some animals that can regrow or regenerate body parts that have been lost or mutilated for some reasons, humans cannot. Good thing people can still do something to improve their lives despite having handicaps. One of them is through the use of prosthetics.
A prosthetic leg is designed to replace the severed leg due to the reasons mentioned above and to follow the natural movement of the leg. But considering its functionality, how much does a prosthetic leg cost?
The price of prosthetic legs ranges from $5,000 up to $120,000 depending on the materials and technologies used that were based on the how much of the amputee’s leg has been left, the age, the kind of activities he or she does, among others. Therefore, the cost is not always the determinant as to whether the prosthetics are medically appropriate or not.
And unlike orthotics that can be available over-the –counter, these prosthetics are custom-made to perfectly fit the size, length and the body weight of the amputees for better movement and to be able to continue living like normal people does.