Myoelectric and body-powered prostheses.


One hundred twenty below-elbow child amputees compared cosmetically identical myoelectric (MYO) and body-powered (BP) hands after wearing each for 3 months; 78% chose the MYO and 22% chose the BP. However, at 2-year follow-up, only 44% wore the MYO, 33% used a BP hand or hook, and 23% became nonwearers (NW). Eighty percent of children aged > or = 8 years… (More)


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@article{Kruger1993MyoelectricAB, title={Myoelectric and body-powered prostheses.}, author={Lanthe Kruger and Steven T. Fishman}, journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics}, year={1993}, volume={13 1}, pages={68-75} }