We produce natural and life like finger and hand prosthetics for patients all across the world.

Loss of individual digits accounts for a proportional loss of hand function. There is a 10% loss of hand function for each finger lost to amputation, and a full 40% loss of hand function results when the thumb has been lost. This has been established by the American Academy for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

Injuries to the hand such as amputation of a finger or the thumb are not uncommon. Accidents occur almost daily in many occupations, in farming accidents, from snow blower accidents, from hobbyist hand-saw accidents and home-mishaps. Thumb amputation can be treated with thumb prostheses. Thumb prostheses can be very effective in not only restoring cosmesis (appearance) to the injured hand, but also function.

When Quality Matters

Silicone finger and hand restorations are sophisticated prosthetic devices that should be provided in dedicated clinical environments established by practitioners with certifications in anaplastology and/or prosthetics. Essentially, proven artists with demonstrated professional commitment through cross discipline health care educations and/or certifications. Our anaplastologists are both artists and practitioners.

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Function and Aesthetic

The key function of the thumb is called “opposition.” This describes the musculoskeletal potential of the thumb to touch or pinch against the other 4 fingers. The anatomical position of the thumb prosthesis relative to the other fingers enables the wearer to grasp objects more confidently and comfortably than they would by grasping objects in between the unaffected fingers.

With the thumb prosthesis securely attached objects such as papers, pencils, cups, cans, balls, and other items encountered in the activities of daily living (ADLs) may again be held in a natural way so function is restored. The restored length alone restores speed and effectiveness needed for many occupations. Design options and our knowledge of many silicones and other plastics allow us also to create a prosthesis that restores the ability to play musical instruments such as the guitar or piano.

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Hand prosthetics is not just about who knows how to “make one”. It is about knowledge of anatomy, hydrostatics and retention. It is about color acuity and surface detail capture. It is about the role of digital technologies. It is about polymer selection and durability. It is about conscientiousness and caring. Responsible delivery of hand prosthetics and extremity silicone restoration has a clinical component, a technical and artistic component and a best practices business component all prioritized and balanced to maximize the prosthetic outcome in view of each patient’s etiology and rehabilitation care plan.

Perhaps most importantly it is about the confidence our patients have knowing Medical Art Prosthetics will be there for years of reliable follow-up service.

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