A myoelectrically controlled arm prosthesis restores various natural functions to your hand. The electronic hand can perform different types of grips.
In the case of the passive arm prosthesis (also known as cosmetic prosthesis), external appearance is the priority.
Hand and partial hand prostheses are divided into passive, myoelectrically controlled, and work prostheses.
A silicone finger prosthesis realistically recreates the missing finger.
An everyday aid is an individualized tool that makes it easier for you to carry out a specific task (e.g. eating, writing, etc.).
We would like to confidently stand by you on your prosthetic journey. It is important to us to show you what opportunities and possibilities you have with dysmelia or amputation. A modern, customized prosthesis can give you a high degree of mobility and independence. You’ll see how well you master your life – everyday living, hobbies, school and work – with a prosthesis!
Your personal preferences and goals will determine the type of prosthesis you will have We build everything – from robust work prostheses to cosmetically sophisticated variants and myoelectrically controlled hand and arm prostheses.
Here is an overview of the typical procedure for prosthesis treatment at POHLIG.
Learn more about the different amputation levels on the upper extremities!
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How much does a prosthesis cost?
The cost of a prosthesis depends on several factors. One important factor is the amputation level: will the prosthesis be replacing a finger, a hand or the entire arm? The more components needed to build the prosthesis, the more it will cost.
Additionally, different types of prostheses exist for each amputation level, and the costs can differ considerably. Examples include:
For a concrete price, it is best to contact us directly – we will be happy to provide you with precise information.
What costs do health insurance companies cover?
It is possible that your health insurance will cover the costs of your prosthesis however this is determined on a case-by-case basis.
If you are covered by public health insurance, your health insurance company first requires a doctor’s prescription and a cost estimate. As soon as we receive your prescription, we will send both documents to the respective health insurance company. It takes some time before we get either an approval or a rejection notice.
Many wonder whether the health insurance company covers all prostheses or only those with the most basic features. Generally speaking, after an individual examination, your health insurance company covers the costs for the services that you as a patient actually need. The health insurance company will not pay for services that are not included in the catalogue of services of the respective health insurance company.
If you have private health insurance, the scope of the reimbursement of costs is determined individually according to your contractual agreements.
For statutory and private insured persons, the following applies: If the health insurance company refuses the claim for reimbursement, it is possible to take legal action and file an objection.
Our physiotherapists are trained, certified and specialized in prosthetic rehabilitation. Our strengths are user training and targeted training, such as how to use a myoelectric arm prosthesis. In close cooperation with the orthopedic technician, our therapists address your personal needs and goals.
With its gestures, motor skills and sensory properties, the hand is one of the most complex organs. When it comes to replacing fingers, hands, or the entire arm with a prosthesis, professional competence is critical.
In order to offer you the highest level of individualized care, we align ourselves with the quality guidelines according to VQSA (Verein zur Qualitätssicherung in der Armprosthetik e.V. [Association for quality assurance in arm prosthetics]). They define the requirements of how state-of-the-art prosthetic treatment of the upper extremities is to be guaranteed.