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Prostheses, Upper Limb, Hand, Passive

Definition : Hand prostheses designed for cosmetic (i.e., passive) 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. Passive hand prostheses are usually covered with a cosmetic glove; they are available in a great variety of configurations and sizes. 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; some hand prostheses can be locked in several fixed positions. They are used mainly in patients who have congenital abnormalities or who suffered amputations due to illness (e.g., diabetes) or traumatic accidents.

Entry Terms : "Passive Hand Prostheses" , "Passive Prostheses, Hand" , "Passive Prostheses, External Component"

UMDC code : 23354


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Hosmer Dorrance Corp

Hosmer is a manufacturer of innovative prosthetic and orthotic products. Our expert O&P technicians can custom fabricate any orthosis or prosthesis to meet your needs.

Liberating Technologies Inc

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.

Otto Bock Healthcare Canada Ltd

Otto Bock Healthcare Canada Ltd

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