In defining prosthesis it is a medical term that is used to give a description of devices that are used to replace a body part that has gone missing due to different reasons; examples of such conditions include diseases, trauma or congenital problems. Prosthetic designers mostly do the design and assemble the prosthetic models according to the individual’s physical appearance and his functional needs.
Prosthesis has two wide classifications and one of them is transradial prosthesis, this includes aesthetic functional devices, body-powered devices, activity specific devices or myoelectric devices.
The second classification of prosthesis is known as craniofacial prosthesis which further has other classes that include extra-oral prosthesis and intra-oral prosthesis; for the extra-oral prosthesis types we have ocular, orbital, auricular and nasal classes, also the intra-oral types we have examples such as dental implants and dental prosthesis. A prosthetics company is a company formed by the individual or group of individuals which major business operations is the design and modelling of the prosthetics equipment that may have been ordered by specific patients or by some doctors.
Several considerations should be made by an individual or a group of individuals that want to form a prosthetics company so that he is able to cope with competition in the market with firms that offer similar or almost similar services and also be able to meet the expected future trends in the market of given location.
Number one consideration is the aspect of identification of a business niche; this is a business gap that is realized after the individual or group of individuals that want to form a prosthetics company carefully studies the exiting market and realizes business gap aspects such as low quality prosthetics that are produced and maybe overpriced prosthetics products
The second step that should be taken by an individual or group o individuals that want to form a prosthetics company is acquiring of the required capital that is required for running the company operations; money can be raised from the individuals own savings, borrowing from friends or acquiring a loan from a financial institution.
The individual or group of individuals that want to form a prosthetics company should then gather the required team that is needed to run the company operations; these include qualified medical doctors with the required relevant certificates, information technology personnel and accountants. Individuals or group of individuals who want to form a prosthetics company should then meet the legal requirements of the law as guided by the constitution of a given country; the company should meet all the minimum requirements as required by the law. The final steps taken by the individual or group of individuals is to form a company logo, business card and company website.
An individual who has lost his body part and is able to use the designed one is able to regain his self-esteem and also be able to perform some of his duties.