Artificial Limbs for Upper Extremity

No Prosthesis

Not every person with an upper extremity amputation is a candidate for a prosthesis. Physical capabilities and limitations can be a factor, as can an individual’s development of techniques to adapt to daily tasks without the use of a prosthesis. Also, earlier unsuccessful fittings, which failed to work adequately or were painful, can contribute to an individual’s decision not to use a prosthesis.

Some upper extremity amputees who have chosen not to wear prostheses in the past have found that the advanced fitting techniques and componentry now available through an experienced Prosthetist can enhance their lives. At I.A.S we use or resources and experience to provide our clients with a wide range of prosthetic devices and up to date technology. Contact us to discuss your options.

Electrically-Powered Prostheses

Electrically powered prostheses use small electric motors to move the prosthetic components. These motors can be found in the terminal device (hand or hook), wrist, and elbow. An electrically powered prosthesis utilizes a rechargeable battery system to power the motors. Because electric motors are used to operate hand function, grip force of the hand is significantly increased, often in excess of 20-32 pounds.

Electrically Powered Prostheses

There are several ways to control this type of prosthesis (CONTROL SCHEMES):

  1. Myoelectric Control
  2. Servo Control
  3. Push Button Control
  4. Harness switch Control

In most cases a single control scheme is chosen. For the more advanced/ higher-level fittings, several control schemes may be used on the same prosthesis to provide enhanced function.

MYOELECTRIC CONTROL utilizes small electrodes resting on the surface of the skin to detect and then have amplified tiny electrical signals emanating from voluntarily controlled muscles, typically in the residual limb. These signals act as ‘switches’ to control specific functions and activities of electric motors associated with the prosthetic terminal devices, wrists, and elbows.

Advantages
  1. Relatively Small Muscle Contractions Required
  2. Minimal if any Harnessing
  3. Enhanced Cosmetic Appearance with Silicone or Latex Covering
  4. Better Functional Control in many body Positions
  5. Various Prosthetic Suspension Options
Disadvantages
  1. Batteries Require Charging and other Maintenance
  2. Higher Initial Cost System with more Expensive Repairs
  3. Heavier Prosthesis, Requiring more Effective Suspension
  4. Better Functional Control in many body Positions
  5. Susceptible to Damage in Moist Environment
There are various Prosthetic options to consider for the person with a Upper Extremity Amputation:

What Say’s Clientele View All

Mukesh Kumar Padaria
Mukesh Kumar Padaria
2023-11-22
Good leg
Naval M Music
Naval M Music
2023-11-22
Bahut acha pair h mai bhut khus hu apne naye pair se
Ashish Kumre
Ashish Kumre
2023-11-21
Good service
Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma
2023-11-17
8 mahine baad Kafi accha lg rha h mai aj hi aya tha aur aj hi chal ke ja rha hu. Dhanyavaad. Mai jisko per chaayiye mera suggestion aap ideal aajo aacha pair lagaki chalo. Dhanyavad doctor
irfan ansari
irfan ansari
2023-11-17
Bhut accha lga yha ki service bhut acchi lgi mai ak din me hi shi se chalne lga
Pushkar Rana
Pushkar Rana
2023-11-16
Very good service
Sonam Rinchen Lhaba
Sonam Rinchen Lhaba
2023-11-16
Good service
DARK PHEONIX
DARK PHEONIX
2023-11-01
I am the patient of this limb solution co., they are good in there field.
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