So you think you know a lot about prosthetic devices, do you? From fingers to legs to arms, there certainly is a lot to know! Check out our collection of fun facts about prostheses and see if your knowledge matches up with ours!
Q: What does the word “prosthetic” mean?
A: “Prosthetic” is a Greek word that means “addition.” Pretty appropriate, huh?
Q: How much do the most expensive prosthetic devices cost?
A: A prosthesis can cost up to $100,000 (but 3D printing may be changing all that). Yikes!
Q: What is the ratio of males to females with amputations?
A: 77% of all amputations are performed on males! This doesn’t take into account people who are born without limbs, though.
Q: What is the top cause of amputations?
A: Most amputations are performed because of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or other health conditions.
Q: What was the first recorded prosthetic device?
A: It was a big toe on an Egyptian noblewoman! We actually did a blog post about her.
Q: How many people in the United States are amputees?
A: This number may be higher than you expect. 1 out of every 200 people in the United States has had an amputation.
Q: Who is the best company for prosthetic and orthotic devices in the state of Alabama?
A: BioTech, of course! We have all kinds of cool technology to make your prosthesis as comfortable as possible, and we do expedited fittings, too.
BioTech is passionate about helping you live your life to the fullest after limb loss. Who says you can’t be active, energetic, and comfortable? Contact us today for help and advice with your device — we are dedicated to serving our patients as if they were family!