Every year 23,500 amputees are added to the amputee population in India, of which 20,200 are males and 3,300 are females. The most common reasons for amputation are vascular complications (mainly diabetes), cancer, trauma, and birth defects. Our experienced prosthetists evaluate each patient’s unique situation in order to provide the most effective and beneficial prosthetic device. Upper Extremity prosthetics are prosthetics for the upper parts of the human body. They include artificial arms, artificial hands, prosthetics for wrists, hooks, socket, harness and elbow.
These prostheses are designed specifically for each individual and factors that go into that decision are the patient’s residual limb, their activity level, prognosis, employment and extracurricular activities as well as the patient’s specific goals for a prosthetic device. While each experience of limb loss is unique, many individuals have successfully overcome the loss or absence of a limb and regained function and a positive outlook.
Patient’s limb: If someone needs an artificial hand, the doctor first has to give approval to begin the prosthetic fitting process. Then the prosthetist will take a plaster cast of the hand which will provide him/her with a model to make the artificial hand. Prior to this appointment, your prosthetist will have assessed your individual needs and goals for life as an amputee. This information is extremely important when determining which type of prosthetic device will be most suitable for your individual needs. These factors include the length and condition of your residual limb, range of motion and strength, your activity level, occupation or leisure activities, and current health status.
Occupation: The type of one’s occupation is also considered when developing a prosthetic device. Whether it is a light duty or heavy duty type of employment, our practitioners fit each patient specifically to suit their needs.
Leisure Activities: Leisure Activities: Our ultimate goal at Comprehensive Prosthetics and Orthotics is to restore mobility and quality of life for each patient and help the individual return to an active lifestyle which includes previous hobbies, sports, and recreational activities. Prosthetic components today offer the amputee a variety of options that may help make participation in recreational activities possible. Be sure to express your goals to your prosthetist so that the most appropriate components can be selected for your prosthesis.