Prostheses are any artificial extension that replaces a missing body part. Prostheses are typically used to replace parts lost by injury, missing from birth, or to supplement defective body parts.
Orthotics is the medical field concerned with the application and manufacture of devices which support or correct the function of a limb or the torso. Individuals who benefit from an orthosis have sustained a physical impairment such as a stroke, spinal cord injury, or a congenital abnormality such as spina bifida or cerebral palsy. Orthotics can also include shoe inserts like a brace or a cast that molds around your foot.
Because most of the products in this industry are custom made for an individual patient, Liquid Molding is the ideal manufacturing method. Thermoset polyurethanes allow for flexibility in-part design as well as the ability to manufacture in-house. This significantly cuts down lead time on a brace or prosthetic.