If the hand needs to be amputated to the wrist, this is called hand exarticulation. A hand prosthesis replaces the entire hand.
All interventions between a finger amputation and a hand amputation are referred to as partial hand amputation. Partial hand prostheses replace individual fingers or thumbs as well as parts of the hand.
Finger prostheses realistically reproduce individual missing fingers.
Henriette was born with a congenital malformation (dysmelia) on her left hand. Four of her fingers are severely shortened, only the thumb is fully formed. Until now, the teenager had managed quite well without a prosthesis, but her desire for an aid that looked very much like a real hand grew stronger and stronger. In addition, Henriette wants to learn golf and is active in sailing. The length of the prosthetic fingers is an advantage for certain hand movements.
Henriette is currently still wearing a trial prosthesis with which she is testing various everyday situations. The student will receive the final partial hand prosthesis - with fingernails that she can paint - at her next Pohlig appointment.
We will give you an overview of the typical procedure of a prosthetic fitting at POHLIG.
The cost of a prosthesis depends on various factors.
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As with any prosthesis treatment, it is primarily a question of what anatomical requirements exist (e.g. is wrist function maintained?) and what you want to achieve with your prosthesis. Accordingly, during a joint consultation, we determine whether the prosthesis should be more robust and as simple as possible (work prosthesis), whether an inconspicuous restoration of the body image is the top priority (habitus prosthesis) or whether a highly functional, myoelectric prosthesis is the best choice.
As the name suggests, work prostheses are used for manual work. In this case, the user’s requirements for the prosthesis are:
Work prostheses are primarily designed for function and load. They can be used not only to carry objects, but also to perform some types of sport.
For the use of different working tools, the prostheses can be equipped with multifunctional adapters for changing the devices.
demand multifunctional usage properties and fastening options.
For many affected persons, it is primarily important that the (partial) hand prosthesis restores their body image as realistically and inconspicuously as possible. To meet these high aesthetic demands, we use a cosmetic material made of HTV silicone. Form, color and surface structure can be reproduced deceptively realistically with this material.
In this case, the term “passive” must not be associated with "functional". On the contrary, a passive prosthesis can be used to perform everyday bi-manual activities, such as holding and moving objects.
In addition, integrated finger joint systems make different finger positions possible. While it was once necessary to use the opposite hand to bend or stretch the prosthesis finger, the user can now simply press the individual fingers into different bending positions on a tabletop, on their leg or on an object. If you bend your finger a little further with full flection, it will stretch again.
The myoelectrically controlled (partial) hand prosthesis can be
used to perform activities that would not have been conceivable without it.
The high-tech microprocessor-controlled prosthesis owes its high functionality to electrodes that are integrated into the shaft. These electrodes convert the electrical voltage generated in the muscle strands of the stump into motion. It is easy to learn how to control the prosthesis with a little practice.
Of course, we always use state-of-the-art technology and incorporate innovative fitting parts into the prosthesis. Our manufacturers’ (partial) hands are lightweight, anatomically based on the natural hand and offer a wide range of functions and a sense of touch.
Finger prostheses realistically reproduce a missing finger.
We train you in the everyday use of your prosthesis.
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Partial hand prosthesis (cosmetic prosthesis) made of silicone with passive finger joints for individual positioning of the individual fingers.
The user is missing all four fingers on their right hand. Only the thumb is still present. The function of the partial hand prosthesis can be significantly expanded with the integrated finger joints.
There are only thumbs and small fingers on the left hand of this patient.
With a myoelectrically controlled partial hand prosthesis, the patient can grasp objects and hold them securely.
Here is an overview of the typical procedure for prosthesis treatment at POHLIG.
The cost of a prosthesis depends on several factors.
Functional importance of prosthetic treatment after amputations in the finger and hand area