We treat a combination of new amputees as well as experienced amputees−for both upper and lower extremities for all ages. Generally, with proper care, an individual who has lost part, or all of a limb, can return to their normal lives. ARMAC provides the best methods of care and prostheses for our amputee patients. Our goal is to provide our patients with extensive training and instruction during the rehabilitation process. Our state licensed Prosthetists and Orthotists have over 40 years of experience in prosthetics, including:
Upper-extremity prostheses are used at varying levels of amputation: forequarter, shoulder disarticulation, transhumeral prosthesis, elbow disarticulation, transradial prosthesis, wrist disarticulation, full hand, partial hand, finger, partial finger.
TRANSHUMERAL PROSTHESIS (ABOVE THE ELBOW)
A transhumeral prosthesis is a prosthesis designed for people with an arm amputated above the elbow. It is available in electronic and mechanical versions. The design has a functioning elbow that can be used for bending the arm.
TRANSRADIAL PROSTHESIS (BELOW ELBOW [BE])
A transradial prosthesis is a prosthesis designed for people with an arm amputated below the elbow. It is available in body-powered (or cable operated) and myoelectic limbs.
Body-powered or, cable operated limbs, work by attaching a harness and cable around the opposite shoulder of the damaged arm.
Myoelectric arms work by sensing, via electrodes, when the muscles in the upper arm move, causing an artificial hand to open or close.
Lower-extremity prostheses provide replacements at varying levels of amputation. These include hip disarticulation, transfemoral prosthesis, knee disarticulation, transtibial prosthesis, Syme's amputation, foot, partial foot, and toe.
A transfemoral prosthesis is an above the knee (AK) artificial limb that replaces a leg missing above the knee.
A trans-tibial prosthesis is a below the knee (BK) artificial limb that replaces a leg missing below the knee.
Exoskeletal prostheses, also called conventional or crustacean type prosthetics, are commonly made of wood or plastic. The prosthetic walls provide shape and have a weight-bearing function. All amputation levels except knee disarticulation can be fitted with an exoskeletal prosthetic.
A lower-limb support consisting of an internal pylon usually covered with a lightweight material, such as plastic foam.
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