Magnets play an important role in the development of prosthetic technology. Today we take a quick look at how magnets are used to improve prosthetics.
Magnetic attachment systems: Providing a safe yet user-friendly attachment method is one of the main uses of magnets in prosthetics. A rapid, tool-free connection and disengagement of the prosthesis is possible because to magnetic connections. This not only gives the user more control, but it also makes wearing clothes more secure and comfortable overall.
The precise alignment of a prosthetic limb is essential for both user comfort and functional success. By acting as guides throughout the attachment procedure, magnets can help achieve constant and perfect alignment, ensuring the prosthesis is positioned correctly each time.
Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR): In the cutting-edge discipline of targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR), magnetic technology is being investigated. TMR involves surgically rerouting nerves that previously controlled lost limbs to manage the remaining muscles. The idea of more intuitive control is made possible by the prospective employment of magnets to construct a wireless interface between these reinnervated muscles and the prosthetic limb.
Magnetic Osseointegration: Osseointegration is the direct attachment of a prosthetic limb to bone, resulting in a strong and long-lasting bond. The osseointegrated implant and the prosthetic limb are connected by magnetic abutments, which offer a safe but simple to remove connection.