Upper Extremity Prostheses

Our Certified Specialists have the capability to provide services for any type of upper limb prosthesis. We are experienced on using high end technology and componentry and have the skills and equipment to fit, repair and maintain traditional, mechanical prosthetic arms as well. To determine the prosthetic design, the practitioner will consider the purpose of prosthesis and which activities it will be used for. There are also anatomical features of the amputee’s residual limb that will influence the blueprint of the prosthetic arm such as skin condition, scar tissue and overall length. The appearance of prosthesis must also be considered as cosmetic concerns and insurance coverage may also determine the type of prosthesis provided.

Types of arm prostheses:

Active Prostheses

Touch Bionics® I limb & I-digits are active prostheses allowing for grasp and grip features which increase functional abilities for full hand or partial hand amputees.

Body Powered

A Body Powered Prosthesis has a mechanical function where a cable control system activates the terminal device from the movements of the harness. A hook or hand can be interchanged depending on the functional tasks to be accomplished.

Myoelectric

A Myoelectric Prosthesis provides functional motion by an electrical charge from a muscle contraction of the residual limb. Electrodes placed in the socket detect the electrical charge and results in the opening and closing of the terminal device.

Passive

A Passive Prosthesis serves as opposition to the sound side. It also contributes to improved torso balance.

Task Specific Prosthesis/Hybrid Prosthesis

Task Specific Prostheses are designed to maximize the biomechanical leverage needed to master a specific sport, activity or task. There are a wide range of fabrication options with limitless parts and designs available.