Improve your ability to perform everyday tasks with an upper limb prosthetic device.
The purpose of lower limb prostheses is to help an amputee walk and stand, but the requirements for upper limb prosthetics are different. Since hands and arms perform a variety of tasks ranging from complex and delicate to forceful and strong, the ideal prosthetic device can perform a wide array of functions routinely done by a person’s natural hands.
In addition to possessing multiple functionalities, upper limb prosthetics must have a life-like appearance, since a person’s hands and arms contribute greatly to their social and psychological self. At Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics, we fit patients in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with upper limb prosthetics that boast a natural appearance with details like veining, hair texture, skin tone, and even wrinkles.
One of the main issues we overcome while fitting upper limb prosthetics is the problem of gravity. One of the complaints many amputees bring to us is that gravity works against them and their prosthesis pulls away from their residual limb as they try to perform basic tasks. Our goal is to minimize the discomfort of the prosthetic device you use and ensure it can help you continue to perform different everyday functions as normally as possible.
Wearing upper limb prosthetics is a gradual process, and it may take time to work up to wearing your device for several hours a day. We are here for you as you get used to wearing an upper limb prosthetic and regain your independence in everyday life. Request a referral to our location from your treating physician, and we can get started with the fitting process!