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  • Perlen auffädeln mit myoelektrischer Prothese | © Pohlig GmbH
    Physiotherapy
    Arm prosthetics
Icon Fingerprothese | © Pohlig GmbH
Amputation height

Learn more about the different amputation levels of the upper extremities.

Icon Myoelektrische Handprothese | © Pohlig GmbH
Types of prosthesis

What are the different types of prosthesis?

Symbol Esshilfe | © Pohlig GmbH
Everyday aids

If you have a dysmelia, everyday aids help you perform certain activities.

Junge mit myoelektrischer Armprothese | © Pohlig GmbH

Holistic and interdisciplinary

Using the prosthesis in everyday life

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.

 

Pattern recognition system

Physiotherapeutic exercises with high-tech prosthesis

Wolfgang is a young farmer who lost his right forearm due to a tragic work accident. He was one of the first patients to test a very special myoelectric arm prosthesis with the pattern recognition system, with which he can flow from one grip to the next.

Physiotherapy and orthopedic technology hand in hand

Therapy measures

Before prosthesis treatment

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.

  • Edema therapy (= therapy for decongestion in the event of fluid accumulation in the stump) by lymphatic drainage or compression therapy
  • Preparation of skin and scar tissue for wearing the prosthesis
  • Ensure mobility and strength of adjacent joints

 

At the start of the prosthesis treatment

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.

 
Griffmustererkennung üben mit Pattern Recognition System | © Pohlig GmbH
Getting to know the finished prosthesis

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:

  • Handling the prosthesis (putting on and taking off the prosthesis, cleaning the prosthesis, stump care, etc.)
  • Familiarizing yourself with and train the specific functions of the prosthesis (=functional training) and the relevant fitting parts,

For example: Grip options, positioning of the wrist, learning the switchover signals, etc.

Haare frisieren mit Armprothese | © Pohlig GmbH
  • Training of everyday activities such as putting on and taking off, personal hygiene, homework, eating, drinking, writing etc.
  • Muscle building (strength exercises with and without prosthesis support and torso training)

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’ll make you fit for daily life!

MyoCamp

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.

If a missing part of the body hurts

Phantom pain

Myohandprothese - BeBionic | © Pohlig GmbH

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!