Artificial Limbs for Upper Extremity

Some device types may be more suitable for specific activities than others and some individuals may need several different prosthetic devices to engage in a number of different activities. At I.A.S Services we emphasize the importance of an Initial Prosthetic Assessment. Our interest is in working with our clients to determine what their functional goals are and how best to achieve them, through the use of appropriate techniques, technology and training. Experienced amputees know that if a prosthesis does not fulfill some personal requirement, it will not be worn.

Artificial Upper limb Extrimity
No Prosthesis

Not every person with an upper extremity amputation is a candidate for a prosthesis. Physical capabilities and limitations can be a factor, as can an individual's development of techniques to adapt to daily tasks without the use of a prosthesis. Also, earlier unsuccessful fittings, which failed to work adequately or were painful, can contribute to an individual's decision not to use a prosthesis.

Some upper extremity amputees who have chosen not to wear prostheses in the past have found that the advanced fitting techniques and componentry now available through an experienced Prosthetist can enhance their lives. At I.A.S we use or resources and experience to provide our clients with a wide range of prosthetic devices and up to date technology. Contact us to discuss your options.

Electrically-Powered Prostheses

Electrically powered prostheses use small electric motors to move the prosthetic components. These motors can be found in the terminal device (hand or hook), wrist, and elbow. An electrically powered prosthesis utilizes a rechargeable battery system to power the motors. Because electric motors are used to operate hand function, grip force of the hand is significantly increased, often in excess of 20-32 pounds.

Electrically Powered Prostheses

There are several ways to control this type of prosthesis (CONTROL SCHEMES):

  • Myoelectric Control
  • Servo Control
  • Push Button Control
  • Harness switch Control

In most cases a single control scheme is chosen. For the more advanced/ higher-level fittings, several control schemes may be used on the same prosthesis to provide enhanced function.

MYOELECTRIC CONTROL utilizes small electrodes resting on the surface of the skin to detect and then have amplified tiny electrical signals emanating from voluntarily controlled muscles, typically in the residual limb. These signals act as 'switches' to control specific functions and activities of electric motors associated with the prosthetic terminal devices, wrists, and elbows.

Advantages :
  • Relatively small muscle contractions required
  • Minimal if any harnessing
  • Enhanced cosmetic appearance with silicone or latex covering
  • Better functional control in many body positions
  • Various prosthetic suspension options
Disadvantages :
  • Batteries require charging and other maintenance
  • Higher initialcost system with more expensive repairs
  • Heavier prosthesis, requiring more effective suspension
  • Better functional control in many body positions
  • Susceptible to damage in moist environment
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"Not only do they fit correctly, but my chronic feet and knee pains have become only 'once and a while' pains vs non-stop every day pain."

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Md. Mehboob Meerut

"I used to have constant heel pain due to 2 spurs on each foot, Achilles pain and low back pain. I no longer have any of those pains as long as I am consistent in wearing my orthotics."

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I.A.S is the best in the area. When I refer a patient to them, I have every confidence that their work is excellent and the follow-up care is outstanding!"

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Prosthetics & Orthotics Health Care Organisation

2nd Floor, B-24, Lajpat Nagar Part 2 Near Metro Station Gate 1, Block B, Lajpat Nagar II, Lajpat Nagar,

New Delhi, Delhi 110024, India

Prosthetics & Orthotics Health Care Organisation

Toll Free (24x7) : 1800-2700-278

Landline No.: +9111-41074995

Agendra Kumar, Head - Business & Operations

Contact No. : +91-78 3588 0155

Anupriya, Clinical Specialist

Contact No. : +91-8800440127

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