What is a Bebionic Artificial hand?

The bebionic3 prosthetic hand utilizes leading-edge technology and unique, ergonomic features that provide exceptional  versatility, functionality and performance.   Individual Motors in each finger allow you to move the hand and grip in a natural, coordinated way. The motors are positioned to optimize weight distribution – making the hand feel lighter and more comfortable.

 

Features of the bebionic3 Prosthetic Hand

  • Powerful microprocessors continuously monitor the position of each finger, giving you precise, reliable control over hand movements.
  • 14 Selectable grip patterns and hand positions enable you to perform a huge number of everyday activities with ease.
  • Proportional Speed Control gives you precision control over delicate tasks, so you can pick up an egg or hold a polystyrene cup as easily as crushing an empty can.
  • Three Wrist Options including Quick Disconnect, Multi-Flex and Short Wrist
  • bebalance software and wireless technology located within the bebionic3 myoelectric hand makes it easy to customise the functions to suit your preferences and lifestyle.
  • Selectable thumb positions and a built-in sensor enable you to complete more tasks than ever before.
  • Auto grip means no more accidents, as bebionic3 automatically senses when a gripped item is slipping and adjusts the grip to secure it.

What is Ischial Weight Bearing Orthosis?

I.W.O is also an ideal product for those whose lower limb cannot with stand load of the body due to paralysis, un-united fractures and other patho-physiological conditions prohibiting load bearing. A thermoplastic quad socket takes Ischium in it and distally it is connected to the AFO  with the side steels.

What is Ischial Weight Bearing Prosthesis or Interim Prosthesis?

The Ischial Weight Bearing Prosthesis (I.W.P.) also popularly known as Interim Prosthesis (IP) is an ideal product for many amputees.

  • The I.W.P. or I.P. is an early fitting prosthesis that is prefabricated and totally adjustable.
  • The prosthesis can be fit the first post-operative day, to several weeks later for delayed healing amputations.
  • The prosthesis enables full weight bearing on the ischial tuberosity and thigh area, while bypassing the weight around the amputation during ambulation.
  • Bail locking knee joints permit stability during ambulation, and a trigger release near the hip allows the knee joints to unlock for sitting.
  • The I.W.P. can be fit to below knee, above knee and knee disarticulation amputations.
  • The I.W.P. can be used with various types of wound care under a foam protective dressing. The foam can be placed over an ace bandage, compressive shrinker or a sterile dressing.
  • The prosthesis can also be used with a rigid removable dressing.
  • The I.W.P. incorporates a quadrilateral socket which is adjustable in both the anterior to posterior and medial to lateral directions. The socket comes in a small and regular size.
  • Safe and effective to use on amputations with healing failures, open wounds or guillotine amputations.
  • Hospitalization for both the acute care and rehabilitation stay is dramatically shortened, thereby reducing hospital costs.

The I.W.P provides great advantages to many patients. Consult your healthcare professional or Hope about the Ischial Weight Bearing Prosthesis.

Will I still be able to participate in sports?

Yes, there are amputees involved in just about every sport, from skiing to swimming. Most amputees, who have participated in sports prior to their amputations, can continue to do so. Several sports have organized programs for amputees at the competitive level. Your prosthetist may be able to make a special prosthesis for the sport you’re interested in.

What changes will have to be made in my home?

The number of adaptations will depend on the type of amputation you’ve had. For lower limb amputations, most likely, adaptations will have to be made in the bathroom. A seating commode shower chair, grab rails and detachable showerhead are most helpful when showering. Your home can also be made barrier-free with the use of lifts, elevators or ramps, which will help you, get around your home with the greatest of ease.

Will my residual limb change size?

Yes, your residual limb will shrink as the swelling goes down. It will change from a bulbous shape to a thinner, cone shape. There are various methods for reducing swelling, such as wrapping the limb and exercising it.

What is Prosthetics and Orthotics?

Prosthetics and orthotics is the clinical discipline related to the provision of prostheses and orthoses. Prostheses are artificial limbs and orthoses are devices which provide support for the limbs or trunk. The role of the prosthetist and orthotist is a clinical one with responsibilities including caseload management, patient assessment, prescription and supply of prostheses and orthoses, liaison with other members of the multidisciplinary health team and supervision of manufacturing tasks related to prosthetic and orthotic fabrication. The prosthetist/orthotist combines knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, pathology and materials with physical skills such as patient assessment, casting, measurement and alignment to provide prosthetic and orthotic treatment which is specific to each individual patient.

What is cerebral palsy?

Is a term used to describe a group of disorders that affect movement control.  It can be caused by injury to the brain before, during, or after birth.  Cerebral palsy may be acquired after birth secondary to an accident, head injury or infections such as bacterial meningitis or viral encephalitis.  Symptoms vary with each case.

HOPE offers no-obligation consultations to all amputees wishing to learn more about our facility. Feel free to give us a call on 042-5177790-3.