Prosthesis has been traced all the way back to the Ancient Egyptians, dated between 950-710 BCE. Despite this being an incredible feat for the time, it is safe to say that medical technology has evolved enormously since then.
Prosthetics replace absent body parts which may have been lost through trauma, disease, or a condition present at birth (congenital disorder). These can include external body parts, such as arms and legs, or internal parts such as heart valves.
For prosthetic limbs, Hytrel® TPC ET is an ideal polymer solution as its stiff yet flexible properties provide patients with stability, effectiveness and comfort. The combination of low flex fatigue and high stress resistance is also crucial for this application, where Hytrel® also reduces potential skin irritation. Hytrel® can effectively recover its shape, whilst continuously cycling under load, which enhances its spring-like properties.
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