In medicine , a prosthesis plural: prostheses; from Ancient Greek prosthesis , "addition, application, attachment"  or prosthetic implant   is an artificial device that replaces a missing body part, which may be lost through trauma, disease, or a condition present at birth congenital disorder. Prostheses are intended to restore the normal functions of the missing body part. A person's prosthesis should be designed and assembled according to the person's appearance and functional needs. For instance, a person may need a transradial prosthesis, but the person need to choose between an aesthetic functional device, a myoelectric device, a body-powered device, or an activity specific device. The person's future goals and economical capabilities may help them choose between one or more devices.
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Physical medicine and rehabilitation. Amputation is the removal of a limb by trauma , medical illness , or surgery. As a surgical measure, it is used to control pain or a disease process in the affected limb, such as malignancy or gangrene. In some cases, it is carried out on individuals as a preventive surgery for such problems. A special case is that of congenital amputation , a congenital disorder , where fetal limbs have been cut off by constrictive bands. In some countries, such as the United States   and Iran,  amputation was proposed, was formerly used, or is currently used to punish people who committed crimes.
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