Prostheses In Upper Limb Treatment: Recent Developivients

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1994

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A trauma or congenital pathology may seriously compromise the performance of upper limbs from an operative standpoint and informally, tluough sensitivity. These special aspects show how difficult it is to develop an artificial limb capable to reply important functions, such as for example: eating, independence in the batluoom and so on In order to carry out a good treatment with orthopaedic devices, it is necessary to define specific and closely-aimed rehabilitation programs that are personalized and differentiated in relation to the case to be treated First of all, it will be necessary to make specific psycho-physical evaluations regarding mobility, function, muscular potential (when applying myoelectric-controlled upper limb prostheses), motivations, learning capacity of the subject in question and anything else necessary in order to define the correct protocol to be adopted. (Special attention must be paid when treating children, which requires full involvement and conviction by the parents).

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From "MEC 94," Proceedings of the 1993 MyoElectric Controls/Powered Prosthetics Symposium Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada: August, 1994. Copyright University of New Brunswick.

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