‘Fine art is knowledge made visible.’
‘To help, to continually help and share, that is the sum of all knowledge; that is the meaning of art.’
Who are we and why are we here?
We are a team of prosthetic limb specialists. Together we share common views on prosthetic design and the different techniques used to tailor these to the individual. As individuals ourselves we each bring our own experiences to this website.
More information on any of us can be found in the ABOUT US section.
Our belief is that information must be free, easily acceessable, understandable and relevant. As a non-profit independent project, ArtLimb aims to contribute to the growing global knowledge base about modern prosthetics.
We believe that amputees must be informed of the possibilities and limitations of modern prosthetics. By understanding the process, a knowledgeable patient can become an active participant of the prosthetic procedure and achieve the best results during the recovery process.
What is this website about?
This website looks at the ideas, philosophies and processes we follow when designing and making prosthetic limbs. We have tried to cut back on the jargon and present this information with photos to help explain things you may not be familiar with or have only a vague idea about.
All the material on this website reflects our individual standpoint, give just a general idea of the procedure and are only meant for familiarization. For professional assistance, we strongly recommend that you contact your Prosthetist. We bear no responsibility for any injury caused in the event of unauthorized practical application of the information posted here.
How to use this site
You can navigate through ArtLimb in many ways but the simplest is to use the bar at the top of the screen. Up here are the main sections of our site including the HOME button. Clicking this button will bring you back to this page allowing you to start from the beginning if you get lost.
The ABOUT US section has some information on the contributors to ArtLimb. Here you can find out who we are, where we’ve come from and the philosophies we live and work by.
OVERVIEW section covers the basics about prosthetics. If you’re not sure where to start, left clicking on OVERVIEW is a good place to get a brief explanation on each stage of prosthetic treatment.
Because there are some specific words and terms that we have to use, we have made a GLOSSARY page.
If you are struggling to find specific detailed information, the ARTICLES section contains materials on specific points and covers questions others have already asked us. As ArtLimb is a source of general information on prosthetics, we aim to answer questions about ideas and techniques behind modern prosthetics, rather than specific patients or cases that require clinical examination.
We all learn and understand in different ways. Some of us are work best with pictures while others need a discussion to fully understand a concept. If there is anything on ArtLimb that confuses you, or if there is a question you want to ask, the CONTACT US form is a direct link to our email which we try to answer with as much detail as we can.
Another way to inform us about your thoughts is to use the FEEDBACK page. Just write your view in the comments section. We welcome both positive and critical feedback and thank you in advance for your contribution.
As ArtLimb is non-profit project, we design and support this site voluntary in our own free time. We aim to provide you with the most relevant and meaningful information as possible. You patience is appreciated.
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