joan the english chick (mamajoan) wrote in little_details,
joan the english chick
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weight of an arm; prosthetics

I did try Googling this but no luck.

How much (approx.) does a human arm weigh? Imagine a human man of average size and build, in decent shape, with some degree of muscle tone/definition in the arms (but not action-movie-star bulging biceps). If this man were to lose an arm, about how much would his body weight decrease?

Also, if he gets a prosthetic arm -- absolutely state-of-the-art, most high-tech prosthetic available today -- how much would that weigh? What material would it be made out of?

thanks!!
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