Prostheses; These are artificial limbs that are used externally for individuals to perform walking and daily activities as a result of loss of leg or foot due to accidents, tumors, vascular diseases and diabetes. The remaining body part after amputation is called 'stump'.
Some features are evaluated in determining the appropriate prosthesis for the person. These are the age of the person, the level of work and activity, and the condition of the part of the body called the stump. Of course, a person's physical and psychological condition is also important. The Social Security Institution makes the prosthesis payments if the prosthesis which is suitable for the patients is determined with a report. In addition, in case of accidents, employers in occupational accidents or traffic and automobile insurances in the traffic accidents also make prosthetic payments.
Prostheses are named according to the level of leg and joint lost. For loss from the hip joint, the entire leg is absent and hip disarticulation prostheses are used. The ones above the knee joint are called knee disarticulation, the ones below the knee, the ones below the knee, and the ones below the knee and the feet are called foot prostheses.