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Why would I need a prosthesis?

Some people are born without fully-formed limbs. Other people have had a limb amputated because of disease or an accident. Some of these people choose to have a prosthesis. A prosthesis can serve a functional purpose, such as walking or being able to use their arm or hand. The prosthesis can also serve a cosmetic function. Some users may also benefit emotionally from having a prosthesis.

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