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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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Dynamics Prosthetics and Orthotics

Company Type: Parent

Pongratz Orthotics & Prosthetics Inc

Company Type: Parent

Prosthetic Laboratories of Rochester

Company Type: Parent

The Silhouette Shoppe was founded in 1987 as a division of Prosthetic Laboratories of Rochester. We recognized the need for top quality mastectomy products delivered in a discreet and welcoming environment.

Rotation Medical

Company Type: Parent

Shoulder Options Inc

Company Type: Parent

West Coast Brace & Limb

Company Type: Parent

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.

Yale Surgical Co

Company Type: Parent

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