A myoelectrically controlled arm prosthesis returns various natural functions to your hand. The electronic hand can perform different types of grips.
In the case of the passive arm prosthesis (also 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 accompany you on your journey to your prosthesis with utmost trust. It is important to us to show you the 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 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. On the one hand, the amputation level is crucial: is it a finger prosthesis, a hand prosthesis or a prosthesis for the entire arm? The more fitted parts are installed in the prosthesis, the higher the price of course.
On the other hand, there are different types of prosthesis for each amputation level, the costs of which differ considerably:
For a concrete price, it is best to contact us directly – we will be happy to provide you with precise information.
What costs does the health insurance fund cover?
After a case-by-case examination, it is possible that the health insurance fund will cover the costs incurred for your prosthesis.
If you are covered by public health insurance, your health insurance fund 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. Ittakes some time before we get either an approval or a rejection notice.
Many wonder whether the health insurance company pays for each prosthesis or only the one with the simplest equipment. As a general rule: after an individual check, the health insurance fund covers the costs for the services that you actually need as a patient. The insurance fund will not cover benefits that are not included in the catalogue of benefits of the respective health insurance fund.
If you are a private patient, 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 fund refuses the claim for reimbursement, it is possible to take legal action and lodge an objection.
Our physiotherapists are trained, certified and specialized in training with prostheses. 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 absolutely crucial.
In order to offer you individualized care at the highest level, 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 how state-of-the-art prosthetic treatment of the upper extremities is to be guaranteed.