Approximately 6% of the amputee population is at the upper limb level. Trauma is the main cause for this amputation level and because of the low incidence of upper limb amputees, it is imperative to work with a prosthetist that has the experience it takes to design a prosthesis that is both comfortable and functional. Most prosthetists are lucky to see one or two upper limb cases in a career.
At Artificial Limb Specialists, we have extensive experience working with amputees who have suffered upper limb loss from industrial accidents to the war in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Our experience with myoelectrics and advanced socket designs allow our patients to full and active lives. Modern technological advancements such as the I-limb also allow for a more natural grasp and function. Schedule a visit and consultation and see if we are the right “fit” for you.