The numbers speak for themselves...over 50% of upper limb amputees opt not to use a prosthetic! This shouldn't be the case. Modern technology and treatments have revolutionized the difference that prosthetics can make in the lives of upper extremity amputees. Unfortunately many of the issues that arm and hand amputees face are due to ineffective prosthetic care. Our experts have achieved over an 80% acceptance rate with upper limb prosthetics. Find out more about how we can help you move forward below.
Unlike lower limb amputations which are much more common, typical prosthetists have very little experience and training in the complex technologies and approaches required to deliver high quality upper extremity care. With the average prosthetist seeing only 1-2 upper extremity patients per year, there are very few prosthetists who have developed the clinical skills that can only come with experience. The end result is that we all too often meet with upper extremity amputees who are frustrated from years of bad experiences. When they first come to visit us, they have poorly fitting, uncomfortable sockets and improperly calibrated prosthetic devices.
Our team has unique experience – gained by fitting thousands of upper extremity prosthetics in both in our offices and for the military at Walter Reed. MCOP’s upper extremity team has developed nationally leading clinical expertise in caring for upper limb amputees. We’ve refined how we fit arm prosthetic sockets for different levels of amputation and for each person’s daily activities. We’ve also mastered how we select appropriate devices and train patients on how to get the most out of their prosthetic.Learn More About Us
Choosing the prosthetic option that is most clinically appropriate for your needs requires careful consultation with your prosthetist. Explore the latest prosthetics below.Explore Prosthetic Technologies
Can handle almost anything that you need to do in an average day, from eating meals, to opening doors, switching on lights, and typing.
iLimb Digits Quantum
The most advanced partial hand prosthesis available today for individuals with missing fingers.
Mert Lawwill Device
A specialized prosthetic hand attachment that helps those with prosthetic limbs to ride a bicycle, motorcycle or snowmobile.
A myo-electric prosthetic hand which allows you to change grips with a simple gesture.
An innovative myoelectric prosthetic hand that is used for both above and below elbow amputees.
Ottobock Kid's Hook
The hook is a reliable and robust tool which can keep up with the lifestyle of a child.
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