Our prosthetic team designs, fabricates, and fits state-of-the-art prostheses for all levels of amputation. Our in-house laboratory produces lightweight, custom fabricated prostheses made specifically for each individual’s needs. We are here to help maximize your potential to live a normal and productive life.
At POA, we establish long term relationships with our patients as we continue to service their prosthetic needs for years to come. Our practitioners take time to educate our patients about their new prosthesis and schedule follow up care to ensure best possible outcomes.
Historically, upper limb prostheses have functioned by using a cable to open or close the hook or hand mechanism. This style of prosthesis can be used in dirty or wet environments and is very durable. These traditional prosthetic devices are still widely used by many amputees and are simple, reliable systems.
Myoelectrically controlled prostheses operate by using muscle signals from the residual limb to control prosthetic elbows, hands, wrists and fingers. For example, you can pick up a can of soda and bring it to your mouth with an elbow that flexes, a wrist that rotates, and a hand that opens and closes. Myoelectric arms can also be cosmetically shaped and covered with a “skin” to give them a very natural appearance.