A prosthesis is a functional replacement for an amputated or congenitally malformed or missing limb. Prosthetists are responsible for the prescription, design and management of a prosthetic device. In most cases, the prosthetist begins by taking a plaster cast of the patient’s affected limb.
It is quite exciting to read the developments from the field of prosthetic medicine. You have heard or seen about (or the misfortunate ones have used) prosthetic limbs to do normal things, like eating to driving. Some prosthesis are even used to extend body parts.