The loss of any extremity or limb thru amputation or birth anomalies is a life altering event. Absence of all or part of the hand presents a unique set of challenges for any individual; however the use of prosthetic devises can dramatically assist in recovering much of those lost abilities. The loss of an extremity involves more than just the physical loss but also physiological and emotional challenges as well. Although this group of patient represents a fairly small percentage of the amputee population we at SCOPe Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc. are focused on providing the highest level of care available.
Fittings may include the use of prosthetic devices with newer technologies such as multi articulated micro processor controlled hands (i-Limb) that operate off signals provided by remaining muscle groups. This control method is known as myoelectric control. The use of more traditional systems that harness motion from remaining joints to control the functions of a prosthetic device are frequently prescribed due to there effectiveness and simplicity. This type control method is referred to as body powered and involves a strapping system to harness the motion of the remaining extremity to operate the prosthesis.
Your SCOPe Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc. practitioner will take into account all factors that affect your prosthetic care. The successful implementation of any prosthetic care plan is much more than just the application of technology to ones extremity. The patient’s total environment, level of amputation, vocational and recreational goals and family support systems will all be part of the equation.
Restoring body symmetry is of vital importance to some individuals. We have a solution. From the tip of your finger to above the shoulder there is a prosthetic solution available. Due to our reputation within the prosthetic community SCOPe Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc. has access to all the latest technological advancements available including advanced training. Once fit with your prosthesis our care plan does not end. Lifelong biannual follow-up appointments are standard.