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What are cosmesis prosthetics?

A cosmesis prosthesis is a lifelike artificial apparatus designed to take the place of a missing or amputated limb. It allows the wearer to continue to function independently-eating, walking, dressing, and carrying out other basic activities. Due to amazing advances in technology, prosthetics now can look so realistic that, without close examination, most people are unable to tell the difference between a prosthesis and a real arm, hand, leg, or foot.

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