There are very few things that can happen to you that will forever change your life; very few events that change the way that you think about and interact with the world. I think that it’s safe to say that losing a limb would fall into this category. Up until modern times losing a limb would’ve very likely also meant death. Thanks to people like today’s amazing guest, losing a limb is no longer a death sentence, and they are working hard to make it less and less of a life changing event. Whether you are veteran that lost a leg, a dolphin that lost it’s tail, or a turtle that lost a fin, today’s guest is here to help.
2:10 – What is a prosthetist?
2:45 – Prosthetics vs. orthotics.
4:50 – Getting a custom device.
5:40 – Schooling to become a prosthetist.
7:50 – The future of prosthetics.
10:00 – Evidence based medicine.
12:00 – Why people lose limbs.
13:30 – What the prosthetist does for these people.
15:40 – Osteo-integration, connecting the prosthetic directly to the body.
18:30 – How the prosthetics are typically attached today.
19:40 – The materials to make prosthetics.
21:00 – Using modern computing in prosthetics.
23:00 – The time of making prosthetics and rehab.
25:30 – Above vs below joint amputations.
27:00 – Connecting a prosthetic hand to work properly.
30:00 – 3D printing.
30:50 – What made Kevin want to become a prosthetist.
31:45 – Having good bedside manner.
33:10 – Making a prosthetic dolphin tail.
38:00 – Working with turtles.
39:10 – Advice.