Silicone finger and partial hand prostheses
Replacements after finger and partial hand amputations
Function and aesthetics
Finger and partial hand prostheses replace amputated fingers or parts of the hand. These prostheses assume important functions. They expand the gripping options of the affected hand and, for example, serve as a counter-support when grasping objects. Other people often do not even notice finger and partial hand prostheses at first glance. They are fabricated according to individual specifications as natural replicas of the missing limbs.
Thanks to the use of silicone, it is not only possible to recreate your skin surface perfectly, but also to capture the smallest details such as small veins, skin pigments or hair.
Comfortable to wear
Silicone prostheses are held securely on the residual limb by a vacuum, without bothersome closures. The thin, tapered edges additionally improve wearer comfort.
The entire prosthesis is custom-made by hand. This also applies to the shape and colour of the fingernails. They can even be painted if desired.
The shape of the fingers and the appearance of the natural hand are replicated in detail.
Benefits at a glance
Grasping and holding
Finger prostheses and partial hand prostheses assume important everyday functions. They expand the gripping options of the affected hand: Keyboards, telephones and other control elements can be used again. They also serve as a counter-support for grasping and holding objects.
In addition to their pure functionality, the discreet aesthetics of the prostheses are particularly convincing. The external appearance is restored with deceptive realism by individually designing the shape and colour. Your prosthesis integrates harmoniously into the overall body image and is not discernible to others at first glance.
Directly after getting up and into the late evening hours: Thanks to the custom socket design, your prosthesis fits without closures or pressure points and can be used the entire day.
Individually made to order
Every prosthesis is unique, individually fabricated according to your needs and wishes.
With daily care on the inside and outside, you can wear your prosthesis every day from morning to evening. All you need is water and ph-neutral soap.
Ottobock fabricates finger and partial hand prostheses using what is known as medical grade silicone. This silicone material has been tested for skin friendliness and is suitable for medical applications. The high-quality silicone material that is used covers all characteristics of an optimum fitting: functionality, aesthetics and comfort.
The sensitive residual limb is securely protected by the individual socket design. Using the prosthesis is very straightforward: It can be put on and taken off easily. We recommend using Ottobock ProComfort gel (633S2) to assist with putting on the prosthesis. Thanks to the thin socket edges, the freedom of movement of the adjacent fingers is not impaired and optimum wearer comfort is assured. At the same time, the prosthesis is well secured and firmly held on the residual limb by the vacuum.
The high-quality silicone material that is used covers all characteristics of an optimum fitting: functionality, aesthetics and comfort. Temperature and UV resistance are just some of the benefits of the silicone material. Silicone prostheses are also easy to care for and very straightforward to clean. After use, they should be cleaned on the outside daily with water and pH-neutral soap. Permanent stains do not stand a chance if the care instructions are followed. Thin socket edges, secure fixation on the residual limb and excellent skin friendliness are just some of the advantages of the silicone material. Silicone prostheses are also easy to care for and very straightforward to clean. After use, they should be cleaned on the inside and outside daily using water and pH-neutral soap.
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Silicone finger and partial hand prostheses – information for users
You can go through a medical supply company of your choice or contact us directly.
It depends. Please contact your orthopaedic technician or us directly for further information.
In order to ensure optimum functionality and fit, a custom trial prosthesis is fabricated which you can test for four weeks in your everyday life.
A very exact replica of your hand can be created using silicone. However, the nuances of human skin are always changing – and no prosthesis is capable of that yet.