An evaluation of the use made of cosmetic and functional prostheses by unilateral upper limb amputees.

Abstract

There is currently a distinction drawn between a prosthesis considered to be provided for purely cosmetic reasons and a functional prosthesis provided to enable the amputee to achieve basic hand function. Using video analysis the study reported in this paper demonstrates that for non-manipulative actions cosmetic prostheses are actively used in the… (More)

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