Injured Veterans Benefit from Advancements in Artificial Limbs
Published May 1, 2013
The recent Boston Marathon attacks are believed to have resulted in several amputation injuries. However, for these victims, life with a prosthetic device is likely to be much easier, than has been the case in the past.
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have contributed to tremendous advances in prosthetics technology, and today, veterans, as well as civilians, have access to prosthetics that are not only easy to wear, more comfortable and more effective, but also contribute to more natural walking.
Not only that, modern prosthetics also enable users to run, jump and climb with their artificial limbs. Performing such activities with the use of a prosthetic limb was unthinkable just a few decades ago. These days however, it’s fairly common to find amputees fitted with artificial limbs participating in a number of outdoor activities and sports.
Many prosthetic limbs also now make use of artificial intelligence to increase the effectiveness of the limb, and efficiency of movement, taking prosthetic technology one step further. Artificial limbs nowadays are waterproof, dust proof and corrosion-free.
What is also very encouraging for California veterans’ benefits lawyers is the wide range of prosthetic limbs that are currently available. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all limb that veteran amputees can choose. There are limbs that may be suited to you depending on your requirement and your lifestyle.
Prosthetic limbs can be expensive, but it’s not necessary that the most expensive device is the one that is most suited to you. Not everybody needs a high-tech expensive device with sophisticated top-of-the-line features of the kind that a marathon runner might need. It’s important to discuss prosthetic limbs with your doctor before you decide on a suitable prosthetic device for you