We're thrilled to announce that Orthotic Prosthetic Center (OPC), a long-time leader in prosthetic care throughout Northern Virginia, has merged with MCOP. However, even though their name will be changing, OPC will still operate in the exact same manner it always has, providing the highest level of quality care to clients throughout Virginia.Learn More

Glossary of Terms

Learn about the mostly commonly used terms in prosthetics and orthotics industry.

Upper-Extremity Amputation

An upper-extremity amputation includes the removal of any part of an upper limb. The amputation level of an upper-extremity varies widely, and factors into what kind of prosthesis is most suitable for the amputee. Such levels include: partial finger/thumb amputation, metacarpal/transmetacarpal amputation, wrist disarticulation, transradial amputation, elbow disarticulation, transhumeral amputation, shoulder disarticulation, and forequarter amputation.

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