Upper Limb Prosthetics
Transradial – Myoelectric Systems
Below elbow or BE
Sensors placed within the socket pick up on electrical impulses from the remaining arm muscles. These signals are amplified and then used to operate a terminal device without the need of an upper extremity harness or cables.
I Limb, Michelangelo, Bebionic
These myoelectric hands utilize I phone and computer apps to individualize grips and custom hand gestures. These hands have individually articulating digits that allow a patient to grab even the most minute objects. Powered hands allow a patient to regain the ability to complete tasks that were not achievable with body powered terminal devices.
Transhumeral (Above elbow or AE)
These myoelectric controlled elbows provide active lift allowing above elbow amputees to power up objects off a surface or floor.
Through the Shoulder Joint
Amputations through the glenohumeral and scapulothoracic articulations are known as shoulder disarticulations or interscapulothoracic amputations. This account for fewer than 3 percent of all upper limb amputations. These prostheses consist of a countered body frame, locking shoulder joint, and functional elbow and hand. The prosthesis can be controlled by either a body powered harness or myoelectric control. New surgical techniques, called targeted muscle innervation, have opened many new options for patients with this amputation level.
I limb digits
These allow partial hand amputees to regain the dexterity and confidence to once again perform everyday tasks. Each prosthetic finger is powered by its own motor, so patients can more easily control movement for typing, using a telephone, pointing and more.
Life like recreations that are hand painted to replicate the missing digit. These recreations are designed to protect sensitive tissue, improve function and normalize appearance. We work closely with patients to determine a prosthetic solution that will be comfortable, lifelike and maximize function.