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Prostheses, Upper Limb, Shoulder Component, Mechanical

Definition : Shoulder prostheses operated by mechanical power, usually supplied by other parts of the patient body (i.e., body-powered), and designed for partial functional (e.g., rotation, flexion) replacement of the shoulder of a completely missing limb (i.e., amputated above the shoulder articulation). These prostheses typically consist of external or partially implantable devices with a mechanism that provides rotational and flexion movements and locking positions at the distal end; they can be anchored directly to the scapula at the proximal (i.e., articulation) point. Mechanical shoulder component prostheses are typically used in combination with other upper limb distal components (e.g., elbow, wrist, hand) as total upper limb prostheses in patients who suffered amputations due to traumatic accidents or illness or, less frequently, in patients who have congenital abnormalities.

Entry Terms : "Mechanical Prostheses" , "Mechanical Prostheses, External Component"

UMDC code : 23387

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Liberating Technologies Inc

Company Type: Parent

Liberating Technologies, Inc. (LTI) is a leading supplier of upper-limb prosthetic devices for adults and children. The company designs and manufactures prosthetic devices such as the Boston Digital™ Arm System for above-elbow amputees and the VariGrip™ prosthetic controller for below-elbow amputees.

Shoulder Options Inc

Company Type: Parent

Yale Surgical Co

Company Type: Parent

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