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Upper Extremity Prosthesis — What Is New in It?

S. Abdul Gafoor, M Mohan Raj

Citation Information : Gafoor SA, Mohan Raj M. Upper Extremity Prosthesis — What Is New in It?. Indian J Phy Med Rehab 2016; 27 (3):67-72.

DOI: 10.5005/ijopmr-27-3-67

Published Online: 01-09-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Over the past 40 years, technology has dramatically affected the field of upper limb prosthesis. With improvement in the electronics industry, along with advances in the miniaturisation and mass production of electronic components, myoelectrically controlled prosthesis has become reliable and widespread in their use. Compared to lower extremity amputees, the acceptance of prosthetic replacement is less in upper extremity amputees. This may be due to different factors like functional needs, cosmetic factors, motivation of the patient, inadequate training following conventional prosthetic fitment, etc. More and more developments are going on in upper limb extremity prosthesis which will fulfill the need of the upper limb amputees. Such developments ensure better rehabilitation though cost is a limiting factor. This article is an earnest attempt to review the recent trends in upper limb prosthetics.

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