Upper Limb Prosthetic Solutions

Are you are exploring a prosthetic arm for the first time, switching clinicians, or revisiting your prosthetic options after a long absence?  Choosing a prosthetist is one of the more important decisions you will make.  Our Upper Limb Specialists care for more patients than any other prosthetic provider and we are the industry leader in prosthetic arms, hands and fingers.  With over 800 patient care centers in the US, our national network of specialists provide local care that allows you to stay closer to home during your rehabilitation and prosthetic training.

When and How To Choose an Upper Limb Prosthetist

We recommend interviewing prosthetists as soon as possible before or after an amputation surgery. Our national experts have learned that people who receive an artificial arm or prosthetic hand shortly after an amputation return to work faster and have a better success rate than those who delay their prosthetic fitting.  Toddlers fitted with an upper limb prosthesis within 2 years of birth are much more likely to wear a prosthesis long-term.

 

Your hospital or doctor may recommend or provide you a list of prosthetic companies, or you might be interested in switching prosthetic companies. To help prepare for your conversation, we suggest this list of questions to ask when interviewing a prosthetist.  Remember that you always have a choice of prosthetic providers and your interviews will help you find the one that works best for you.  Many patients choose Hanger Clinic because:

 

  • Our Upper Limb Specialists provide expert prosthetic care at over 800 locations in the US.
  • Our national network of trained occupational therapists keeps you close to home while helping you get back to work and achieve your goals sooner.
  • We have more experience than any other provider with:
    • Myoelectric arms and hands
    • Body-powered prostheses
    • Activity-specific prostheses
    • Silicone restorative prostheses
    • Partial hand and partial finger prostheses
As the nation's #1 prosthetic provider, every day brings exciting new developments.  To schedule a free evaluation and learn about your possibilities with artificial arms and prosthetic hands, call us at 877-4-Hanger. We look forward to working with you!


Bionic/Myoelectric Arms and Hands

Today, advanced materials and designs are restoring mobility to people of all ages and from every background. Whether challenged by illness, injury or accident, Hanger Clinic patients are empowered.

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Upper limb technology in Lab

Amputation Levels

The type of prosthesis you will wear is based largely upon the length of your residual limb.

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Upper limb technology in Lab

Fitting, Casting, Insignia

​The fitting process for a prosthesis usually begins when your residual limb is no longer tender or swollen. Typically, this is four to six weeks after surgery. In some cases, immediate postoperative care will be used and a socket or rigid dressing will be placed on the limb during the first week following surgery.

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Upper limb technology in Lab

Prosthetic Options

Information is power and Hanger Clinic's Upper Limb Specialists work closely with each patient to provide information on all prosthetic options. They then design a prosthetic solution based on the individual's needs, preferences, and level of amputation.

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Use of Activity Specific Prosthese

Succ​ess Stories​

There are thousands of Hanger Clinic stories about patients who exemplify strength, determination and hard work. By recounting the special journeys of a few, we hope to share insight, encouragement, inspiration and the power of potential.

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Upper extremity patients

Support & Resources

Helping patients transition to life after limb loss is an important aspect of any recovery​ program. We have the support and resources available to provide an easier transition.​

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