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Advances in Cosmesis Increase Amputee Acceptance of Prosthesis and Orthotics Devices, Finds Frost & Sullivan
Date:12/12/2012

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) industry is becoming a fertile ground for innovation because of the expanding patient pool of the elderly and disabled as well as numerous technological breakthroughs. The improving quality of O&P devices and services due to regular clinical interventions and integration of the interpreted data into patient care have considerably enhanced their uptake.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan's (http://www.technicalinsights.frost.com) Advances in Bionic Prosthesis and Orthotics finds that the O&P industry is experiencing a blend of multiple streams of science and technology. Consequently, market participants must strategize to align competencies, capabilities and resources to expand their market share.

If you are interested in more information on this research, please email Britni Myers, Corporate Communications, at britni.myers@frost.com, with your full name, company name, job title, telephone number, company email address, company website, city, state and country.

"Advances in plastic fabrication, structures and materials help manufacturers produce better artificial limbs at a much quicker pace," said Technical Insights Research Analyst Saju John Mathew. "Further, the advent of microprocessors has transformed the overall prosthetics landscape."

Currently, many versions of prosthesis can be developed to fit a patient's varying motor skills, facilitating better functionality and integration with the patient's needs. Superior cosmesis enables the matching of the prosthetics with the patient's sound side to camouflage any disability.

However, there is always a risk of microbial infection during surgical insertion of a prosthetic in the body and this discourages its use. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can also peg back the newly co
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