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Prostheses, Upper Limb, Hand, Myoelectric

Definition : Hand prostheses operated by myoelectric power and designed for partial functional and cosmetic replacement of a missing hand. These prostheses are typically external or partially implanted devices that resemble a natural hand and are made of metal (e.g., cobalt-chromium alloys), hard plastics (e.g., polyethylene), carbon fibers, or a combination of materials; they are usually fixed with a socket to the wrist and require some degree of customization. Myoelectric controlled hand prostheses typically incorporate small electrical motors and electrodes within the socket to pick up bioelectrical signals that trigger hand operation as the muscles in the residual limb contract. They 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 : "Myoelectric Hand Prostheses" , "Myoelectric Prostheses" , "Hands, External Limb Component, Powered"

UMDC code : 23365

   

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Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Hanger, Inc., formerly known as Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc., is the world's premier provider of orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) patient care services. For nearly 150 years, Hanger has established and maintained a tradition of excellence attributable to the dedication and clinical expertise of our providers, our steadfast support of research and development, and our unwavering commitment to patient satisfaction.Hanger, Inc. comprises five wholly-owned subsidiaries that serve different segments of the O&P industry – Hanger Clinic, SPS, Innovative Neurotronics, Linkia and Accelerated Care Plus (ACP). Each one contributes to Hanger's unique identity as a patient-focused company combining a reputation for clinical excellence with a progressive approach to the use of emerging technologies.

Motion Control Inc

Motion Control, Inc., is one of the most advanced development and manufacturing companies in the prosthetics industry today. Motion Control was originally established in 1974 by Dr. Stephen C. Jacobsen, to commercialize the medical technology developed at the University of Utah's Center for Engineering Design. Current president, Harold H. Sears, Ph.D., is an alumnus of Dr. Jacobsen's group as well.

Otto Bock HealthCare

Ottobock HealthCare uses innovative technology, superior service and world class education to help people with physical mobility challenges.

Otto Bock Healthcare Canada Ltd

Otto Bock Healthcare Canada Ltd

Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH

Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH

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