There is some very interesting news about how the technology of prosthetics is advancing.
The invention of the 3-D printer is a new step forward in the making of prosthetics.
At one time you would have to be measured for an artificial limb, send out for it to be hand made and wait for it to return. The 3-D printer has just changed this progression.
With this printer, measurements are sent right into a computer that creates the blueprint that is created in the printer.
Someday, when technology advances enough, you will be able to get a high quality alloy artificial limb on the day you walk in to be measured. One custom fit perfectly for your body.
They are already creating smaller prosthetics in 3-D printer. The smaller items are only the beginning. Some day, using technology beyond our reach yet, they may be able to create actual replacement limbs. All from the base technology started with the 3-D printer.