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Prostheses, Upper Limb, Shoulder Disarticulation

Definition : Upper limb prostheses designed for partial functional (e.g., rotation, flexion) and/or cosmetic replacement of the distal portion of a limb amputated at the shoulder articulation, in which the shoulder blade (i.e., the glenoid cavity) of the articulation is preserved. These prostheses typically consist of external or partially implantable devices with an elbow, a wrist, and a terminal device (e.g., hand, hook) and with a mechanism that provides rotational and flexion movements and locking positions at the distal end. They are usually attached at the proximal end with a thoracic socket (e.g., basket, frame-style) that encloses and rests on the shoulder girdle and thoracic area to optimize stability and provide a sturdy mounting surface for control switches of externally powered prostheses. The prostheses may be mechanically operated (e.g., using cables and springs) or electrically powered (e.g., using external switches, electronic controls, and electrical motors). Shoulder disarticulation prostheses are available in a great variety of configurations and sizes; they are used in patients who suffered amputations due to illness (e.g., diabetes), or traumatic accidents or, less frequently, in patients who have congenital abnormalities.

Entry Terms : "Shoulder Disarticulation Prostheses" , "Disarticulation Prostheses" , "Prostheses, Shoulder" , "Shoulder Prostheses"

UMDC code : 23389


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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.

Otto Bock Healthcare Canada

Otto Bock Healthcare Canada Ltd

West Coast Brace & Limb

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.

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