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What are the parts of a prosthesis?

Any limb prosthesis has three basic parts. The first part is the interface, which is the part or parts of the prosthesis that come into contact with your body. The interface is custom-fit to help the prosthesis stay on and be comfortable. The second part of a prosthesis is the components. These will vary depending on what limb and joints and functions you need with your prosthesis. Generally the components include an ending like fingers or feet, bars that function like your skeleton, and any joints needed. The third part of a prosthesis is the optional cover. Covers are cosmetic features that are designed to look life-like.

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