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Prostheses, Upper Limb, Hand, Mechanical

Definition : Hand prostheses operated by mechanical power, usually supplied by other parts of the patient body (i.e., body-powered), and designed for partial functional and cosmetic replacement of a missing hand. These prostheses are typically devices that resemble a natural hand and are made of metal (e.g., cobalt-chromium alloys), hard plastics (e.g., polyethylene), or a combination of materials; they are usually fixed with a socket to the wrist and require some degree of customization. Mechanical hand prostheses may be externally or patient-actuated; in the most common configuration, the hand is operated by cables attached to a harness strapped around the shoulders. Movement of the shoulder operates (e.g., opens, closes) the hand. The prostheses may be used alone as a replacement for a lost hand or as the terminal component of a below-the-elbow, above-the-elbow, or total upper limb prosthesis in patients who have congenital abnormalities or who suffered amputations due to illness (e.g., diabetes) or traumatic accidents.

Entry Terms : "Hands, External Limb Component, Mechanical" , "Mechanical Hand Prostheses" , "Mechanical Prostheses" , "Mechanical Prostheses, External Component"

UMDC code : 23358

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BOAS Surgical

Company Type: Parent

Liberating Technologies Inc

Company Type: Parent

Liberating Technologies, Inc. (LTI) is a leading supplier of upper-limb prosthetic devices for adults and children. The company designs and manufactures prosthetic devices such as the Boston Digital™ Arm System for above-elbow amputees and the VariGrip™ prosthetic controller for below-elbow amputees.

Prosthetic Laboratories of Rochester

Company Type: Parent

The Silhouette Shoppe was founded in 1987 as a division of Prosthetic Laboratories of Rochester. We recognized the need for top quality mastectomy products delivered in a discreet and welcoming environment.

West Coast Brace & Limb

Company Type: Parent

Westcoast Brace & Limb is Tampa Bay's leader in the development of custom made and high tech orthotic and prosthetic devices. For more than 40 years, Westcoast Brace & Limb has provided unparalleled patient care and quality service.

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