Upper extremity prostheses designed to grab life by the horns.
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Upper extremity prosthetic care.
The most important connection in any prosthesis is an interface referred to as a “socket,” which connects the prosthesis to you. Typically, sockets used for upper extremity amputees are simple enclosures that the residual limb rests in, and to hold the prosthesis on, additional straps must be worn that suspend the weight of the prosthesis from the shoulder. When someone moves about there is poor control of the prosthesis and often it is difficult to lift any significant weight.
Our cutting edge solution is the state-of-the-art technique known as the Trans-Radial Anatomical Contour (TRAC) concept for socket design. This provides a socket that is intimately contoured to your limb and that suspends the weight of your arm from the skeleton
of the arm. Not only is it comfortable and secure but it allows you to do
so much more and with fewer straps.
Many upper extremity amputees assume that cutting edge technology
such as this are out of reach because of cost. While it is expensive,
our specialists are experts at working with your insurance company
to get you the coverage you need to enable you to restore this type of
function in your daily life and give you terrific confidence in your
appearance. We can guide you through the staggering array of
what's out there, and work with you to get you back to doing
everything that you want to do -- even if it takes more than one
prosthetic option. We start with a blank slate. We listen to you and
talk about your needs. We essentially design your care together.
We team with you to make the right care plan that works for you.
Sound interesting? Want to learn more? Schedule a free consultation to talk about your options by calling us toll free at 1-877 538 8825 or email our office.
Talk to one of our Amputee Peers
We can help you make the adjustment to life with amputation a little easier with our Peer Program. Connect with other amputee patients and their families for a "real-life" perspective on what it's like to live with amputation how it is likely to affect you. Learn more about the Peer Program here. Or click the button below to see some of our Amputee Peers.
A range of options.
For people with limb loss or limb difference, there are a variety of prosthetic options available which may be appropriate depending on their lifestyle and needs. Frequently, more than one prosthetic option may be needed for people to accomplish all of their goals.
The six prosthetic options are:
Passive cosmetic restoration
Electrically powered prosthesis