What are some companies that make artificial limbs?


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Some companies that make artificial limbs include Yankee Bionics, Hanger and Endolite. Each of these companies focuses on cosmesis to help with the restoration of physical appearance and mobility post amputation.

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The Hanger company originated in the 1800s when James Edward Hanger lost his leg in a Civil War battle. He went on to create an improved prosthetic that enabled him to walk again. As of 2015, the company works to improve upon prosthetic designs with the latest technology.

Endolite is known for creating the first carbon-fiber prosthetic. The company focuses on lightweight prosthetics with durability and lifelike feet and shins for sports activities. Endolite is a global company with offices in Russia, India and North America.

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