Upper Extremity Prosthetics
We design upper limb prostheses to assist each of our patients to reach their vocational and avocational potentials. Understanding the differences between adult and perdiatric needs and expectations for various levels of loss, helps us best design passive functional, body-powered and electric prostheses for:
- Finger loss
- Partial hand loss
- Below elbow loss
- Above elbow loss
- Shoulder disarticulation loss
Myo-electric Upper Limb Prosthesis
A myo-electric upper limb prosthesis is a prosthesis that uses special electrodes within the prosthetic socket to capture the electrical muscle signals from the remnant muscle groups in order to control the prosthetic elbow and/or terminal device.
Body Powered Upper Limb Prosthesis
A body-powered upper limb prosthesis is a mechanical prosthesis that relies on the person’s shoulders and remnant arm movements to control the prosthetic elbow and/or terminal device.
Passive Functional Upper Limb Prosthesis
A passive functional upper limb prosthesis is usually a light-weight prosthesis with a more natural appearance that is positioned in a passive manner for limited functional use.
Materials Used for Prosthetic Limbs
From clear copolyester check sockets to carbon fiber finished prosthetic sockets, Aluminum alloys to machined titanium, we utilize many different fabrics and resins to fabricate a custom prosthesis.