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upper-limb

Upper Limb

Upper limb amputation describes the partial or total loss of the arm. The most usual cause is trauma.

The most common types of upper limb amputation are: Shoulder dis-articulation, Trans-humeral, Elbow dis-articulation, Trans-radial, Partial hand.

There are five types of upper limb prostheses: Cosmetic Restoration, Body-powered, Electrically-powered, Hybrid, Activity Specific.

It is important to understand that each one of the above options presents a different level of intervention and therefore commitment by the amputee. Daily activities such as work responsibilities and hobbies are important considerations when making a prostheses. In some cases it is possible that more than one prostheses might be required to cover the entire range of an amputee’s activities and life-style.

All the variety of solutions are provided by our clinic and what’s right for you will be defined after an, in detail, discussion with the prosthetist.