These Custom Body-Driven Finger Prostheses Help Amputees Regain Vital Motor Functions
Naked Prosthetics has developed a genius approach to helping empower people with finger and partial hand amputation with the invention of its custom, functional, and high-quality-designed finger prostheses. These life-changing custom devices are expertly tailored to meet the needs of each finger and partial hand amputee. So much so that they are designed within precise millimeters of a patient’s unique amputation and hand structure.
Manufactured in the U.S., Naked Prosthetics are made from waterproof, chemical-resistant, and robust medical-grade nylon. Their curved metal exo-skeleton-like design serves as a protector of the partial or whole amputation and their conforming silicone rubber tip pads resemble natural fingertips.
These game-changing finger prostheses function by mimicking the natural motion of the finger and utilizing the remainder of an amputee’s digit to power each device. As a result, finger and partial hand amputees can regain motor functions from buttoning a shirt to tying one’s shoes, putting on a watch, cutting food with utensils, opening a jar, playing an instrument, typing on a computer, and playing catch with his/her children. Naked Prosthetics not only provides patients with the ability to perform everyday tasks but also supports job retention in fields of manual labor or carpentry. It also encourages a more positive, engaging, and active lifestyle.
Catered to each patient’s unique anatomy, Naked Prosthetics has created four stellar devices -the PIPDriver, the MCPDriver, the ThumbDriver, and the GripLock Finger. The PIPDriver is designed for individuals with amputations at the middle of the distal phalanx. It restores length, provides dexterity, replaces a missing DIP joint, and also protects sensitive residua. The MCPDriver is for individuals with amputations through the proximal phalanx. It restores the middle and distal phalanges and allows patients to regain fine dexterity and natural grip patterns.
The ThumbDriver acts as the thumb, which “is arguably the most important digit of the hand.” It’s for tracking the patient’s natural CMC motion featuring a unique anchor design. The GripLock Finger is designed for digits two through five and is a passive position-able digit prosthesis. It’s meant for use in conjunction with a custom fabricated socket that is fit by a certified prosthetist.
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