- Volume 2 Issue 1
A Case Study of Myoelectric Hand Prosthesis for Upper Extremity Amputee
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- Kang, Ju-Ho (Dept. of Torrey's Prosthesis and Orthosis, Yonsei Rehabilitation Hospital, Yonsei University Medical Center) ;
- Kim, Myung-Hoe (Dept. of Torrey's Prosthesis and Orthosis, Yonsei Rehabilitation Hospital, Yonsei University Medical Center) ;
- Lee, Jeong-Weon (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Yonsei Rehabilitation Hospital, Yonsei University Medical Center)
- Published : 1995.05.18
The purpose of this case study was to introduce a myoelectric hand prosthesis for upper extremity amputee and prosthetic training program. Limb loss can result from disease, injury, or congenital causes. Trauma has been increasingly important role as the cause of amputaion in young, vigorous, and otherwise healthy individuals. The higher the level of amputation the greater the functional loss of the part, and the more the amputee must depend on the prostheis for fuction and cosmesis. Myoelectrical control of prostheses is a recent development and has been steadily gaining in clinical use over the past 20 years. Such a prosthesis uses signals from muscle contraction within the stump to activate a battery driven moter that operates specific component fuctions of the prosthesis. This twenty years old male case was operated a right above-elbow amputation due to tracffic accident and admitted to Yonsei Rehabilitaion hospital for the preprosthetic and prosthetic training. The case was able to successfully complete his myoelectric hand prosthesis training in the February of 1995.