Partial Hand and Finger Prostheses

​Hand and finger amputations are the most common upper limb amputation and many new prosthetic solutions are now available.  The best reason to use a partial hand prosthesis is that you are more likely to use the affected side of your body instead of hiding it in your pocket.  Many people say it is easier to hold spare change, grasp irregularly shaped objects, stabilize papers, and so much more. 

i-limb digits Choosing a Partial Hand or Partial Finger Prosthesis

Many people with finger and thumb amputations will use one prosthesis for work and play, and another prosthesis for social activities.  Electronically-powered partial hands and fingers work well in medium-duty settings and are designed for people seeking myoelectric control of a partial hand.  Body-powered partial hands and fingers are excellent choices for heavy-duty work and play.  Silicone fingers and hands are best in light-duty settings and offer a more natural appearance with precise matching of skin tones and contours.

Electronically-Powered Partial Hands and Fingers


Myoelectric prostheses are now available for people missing a hand or several fingers.  The i-digits Quantum by Touch Bionics and the transcarpal hand by Otto Bock offer high-function for work and play in light- to medium-duty environments.  People with partial hand amputations who want to control individual fingers in a myoelectric hand may benefit from a groundbreaking procedure called muscle transfer.  Watch how Hanger Clinic built a prosthesis with individual finger control after OrthoCarolina completed a muscle transfer surgery. For more information about muscle transfers and prosthetics, contact Michael Jenks at Hanger Clinic in Charlotte, NC.

Body-Powered Partial Hands and Fingers

Body-powered and positionable prosthetic fingers and hands are the strongest and most durable prostheses for hand, finger and thumb amputations.  From cable-operated systems to positionable fingers, several manufacturers now produce prosthetic solutions for nearly every hand and finger amputation level.

Cable-Operated Fingers

Partial Hand Solutions makes M-Fingers from high-strength urethane.  These prosthetic fingers are controlled by nylon cables attached to a wrist strap.  The fingers bend when you flex your fingers or your wrist.  If you need additional strength or durability, Partial Hand Solutions makes a titanium version called the Titan finger described in the Positionable Fingers section below.

Biomechanical Fingers

Naked Prosthetics makes a variety of finger prostheses to restore grip strength, length, and dexterity.  The Naked Prosthetics finger uses the remaining length of your amputated finger to control prosthetic finger flexion.  Whether it's using tools in the garden or garage, typing at the office, or clutching your morning coffee, Naked Prosthetics custom fingers can ease your transition into everyday life after an amputation surgery.

Positionable Fingers and Thumbs

The Point Digit by Point Designs is a full-finger prosthesis.  The Point Digit allows you to smoothly lock your finger in place after pre-positioning it.  You can adjust the Point Digit finger with the touch of a button, or return the finger to full-extension by using the spring-loaded mechanism.

The Titan Finger by Partial Hand Solutions is a full- or partial-finger prosthesis made from high-strength titanium.  The Titan Finger design allows you to manually lock the joints in the most functional position for a stable and secure grasp.

The M-Thumb by Partial Hand Solutions can be pre-positioned as a sturdy post to help you pick-up or stabilize different objects.

Whatever your needs are, we can help design a custom solution for you.  We invite you to schedule a free evaluation by calling 1-877-4HANGER option 1 or visit our locations pages to find a Hanger Clinic location near you.