Prostheses, Upper Limb, Finger/Thumb
Definition : Upper limb prostheses designed for partial or total replacement of a missing finger or thumb for cosmetic and/or functional reasons. These prostheses are typically external or partially implanted devices that resemble a natural finger or thumb; they are usually made of metal (e.g., titanium), hard plastics (e.g., polyethylene), silicone, or a combination of materials and usually require some degree of customization. Finger/thumb prostheses may be partial prostheses attached to the remaining finger or total prostheses attached to the hand using suction, cement, or osseointegration techniques. Finger/thumb prostheses are available in a variety of colors, sizes, and designs (e.g., for children, women, men); they are used mainly in patients who suffered amputations due to traumatic injuries or who have congenital absences or abnormalities.
Entry Terms : "Thumb Prostheses" , "Finger Prostheses" , "Finger/Thumb Prostheses" , "Prostheses, Finger/Thumb"
UMDC code : 23348