Learn more about the different amputation levels of the upper extremities.
What are the different types of prosthesis?
If you have a dysmelia, everyday aids help you perform certain activities.
We want your prosthesis to make you more mobile and independent in everyday life. But the best prosthesis has no benefit at all if you don't use it in your everyday life.
That’s why we never look at prosthesis care in a vacuum, but always as part of a holistic therapy concept that can only be implemented in close cooperation with doctors and therapists. We make sure that you not only get a tool that is perfectly tailored to you, but that you also learn how to handle it and use it in your everyday life.
If you have been amputated, early therapeutic measures will begin for you right after your amputation. They are designed to prepare you to wear a prosthesis.
At the beginning of your prosthesis treatment, various tests will take place to find out which device best suits you and your requirements.
If, for example, you receive a myoelectrically controlled prosthesis, we will determine the optimal electrode positions for you to use later on (=myo-test).
The selection of prosthesis fitting parts and the implementation of validated test procedures for the paying agency are also fundamental components of our interdisciplinary therapy concept.
Once we have built your (test) prosthesis, the use training begins. In this special training you will learn how to operate your new prosthesis. Whether you have a dysmelia / hand deformity or amputation, our physiotherapists and orthopedics technicians will train you in the everyday use of your prosthesis in the same way:
For example: Grip options, positioning of the wrist, learning the switchover signals, etc.
Throughout the rehabilitation process, you will receive intensive support from your therapists, doctors and orthopedic technicians. Ultimately, however, your personal motivation and your cooperation play a decisive role in the success of your prosthesis treatment.
We hold a MyoCamp event for young prosthetic arm users every two years. Together with a competent team of physiotherapists and orthopedics technicians, we provide fun ways of learning how to use the myoelectric arm prosthesis..
The popular camp usually lasts several days and offers children and their parents an excellent opportunity to make new contacts or meet friends again.
Some patients experience phantom pain after amputation. You feel pain supposedly from the amputated part of the body. Other symptoms such as itching, cold and heat are also possible. The explanation for this is relatively simple: After amputation of a part of the body, the brain remains functional. For example, amputees can still imagine moving their hand. If the corresponding area is activated, phantom pain may occur. However, the good news is that we can treat phantom pain more effectively, thanks to newly developed techniques. Feel free to contact us!