Manufacturers’ Workshops Tier E
Saturday, September 12 from 2:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Most Upper-Limb Amputations are Traumatic in Origin, and 94% of Them Occur at the Fingers and Metacarpals
Fingers are the most common level of all traumatic amputations and, because the hand accounts for 90 percent of the function of the arm, this means that an individual with a loss of five digits can experience up to a 54 percent whole person impairment. The partial-hand amputee population has historically been under-served in the prosthetic world, often because patient-care providers are unaware of a functional solution that is appropriate for their specific needs. Naked Prosthetics will be addressing the demographics of this population, solutions available on the market, and how our prostheses, in particular, are designed with this population in mind.