This is a traditional hook-and-cable operated prosthesis. These systems are light and durable, but have limited function.
Although restorative/passive prostheses have typically been thought of as non-functional, this is a misconception. These types of prostheses provide opposition for the intact limb (sound side) and can be used to hold numerous objects such as cups, phones and can assist a patient in signing their name or buttering bread.
A combination of myoelectric and body-powered components. When designed appropriately, a hybrid prosthesis is extremely functional for above-elbow (transhumeral) amputees.
The most natural and functional prosthesis available. It uses the patient’s muscles to control the hand, elbow or both—depending on the amputation level.
These are designed to perform specific tasks that are not easily accomplished with traditional prostheses: fishing, photography, baseball, culinary arts, swimming, golf … even drumming!
Jobs that are repetitive in nature could require a unique, custom-designed prosthesis that allows the patient to return to work. The possibilities are endless with a well-engineered prosthetic device.