At Midlands Prosthetics and Orthotics, we have provided care for all
types of upper extremity amputations including fingers, partial hands, hands,
below-elbow, above-elbow, and shoulder-disarticulations. Recent advances in
technology for upper extremity amputees have greatly improved the function,
appearance, and comfort of our prostheses.
The socket, what connects your prosthesis to your body, is the most important component in a well fit and functioning prosthesis. Each socket is custom made from a mold of your limb to fit the bone, muscle, vascular and nerve areas of the residual limb. This results in greater comfort and control of your prosthesis.
Body-powered prostheses use harnesses and cables to control and suspend. These are an excellent light-weight, high-strength, durable prosthesis. They can be made in a variety of designs with different attachments for different activities, including many that are not easily or safely done with electricity powered devices.
Conversely, electrically-powered prostheses—all or many of the joints are controlled by nerve signal activated motors—can provide excellent function and appearance with a little more weight. This type of prosthesis is often referred to as myoelectric. The function of these devices is more and more lifelike and will only improve in the coming years.
With the i-limb ultra, your prosthesis looks and moves more like a natural hand than any other powered prosthetic hand. Each finger moves independently and bends at the natural joints so that it can accurately adapt to fit around the shape of the object you want to grasp.
Lift up to 13 lbs with quick, precise function. It’s faster and more powerful than any other myoelectric elbow. Learn more about the DynamicArm by clicking on the photo to the left.
Hand crafted from high definition silicone and hand painted to match skin tone and appearance, we use livingskin™ prostheses for the most realistic appearance possible. Visit living skin by Touch Bionics by clicking on the image to the left or call us for more information
TRS at www.oandp.com/products/trs/
Texas Assistive Devices at http://n-abler.org/
Touch Bionics at www.touchbionics.com/products/active-prostheses/i-limb-ultra
Motion Control at http://utaharm.com