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Prostheses, Upper Limb, Elbow Component, Mechanical

Definition : Elbow prostheses that are operated by mechanical power, usually supplied by other parts of the patient body (i.e., body-powered), and designed for partial functional (e.g., rotation, flexion) replacement of the elbow above the elbow articulation. These prostheses typically consist of external devices with a metal, hinged, yoke-like mechanism that can provide rotational and flexion movements and several locking positions; they can be attached at the proximal end with a socket to the residual limb (i.e., the humerus) or to another prosthetic device (e.g., a tube) and at the distal end to a tubular device (i.e., forearm replacement) that is, in turn, attached to a wrist prosthesis and a terminal device (e.g., hand, hook). Mechanical elbow prostheses may be externally or patient-actuated; in the most common configuration the elbow is operated by cables attached to a harness strapped around the shoulders. Elbow prostheses are available in a great variety of configurations and sizes; they are typically used as a component of an 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 : "Elbow Joints, External Limb Component, Mechanical" , "Mechanical Prostheses" , "Mechanical Prostheses, External Component"

UMDC code : 23380

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BOAS Surgical

Company Type: Parent

Kingsley Mfg Co

Company Type: Parent

Our e-commerce website provide complete product lines from the finest names in Orthotics & Prosthetics. Online orders will be processed and shipped with the same care and speed that you have come to expect from Kingsley.

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.

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.

Yale Surgical Co

Company Type: Parent

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