Pediatric Upper Limb Prosthetics

You can download our Guide for Managing Your Prosthesis for helpful answers to common problems.

 

At Sunshine Prosthetics and Orthotics, we know that children present different challenges than adults.  They are continually growing and because of this,  the size and shape of their residual limb is always changing.  Ill fitting prosthetics can cause pain and injury.  A rugged device is necessary to keep up with their play activities.

There are 2 basic categories of  functional prosthetics for children: Active and Passive.

Passive prosthetics  closely resembles the natural body part it is replacing, while also providing some basic functional capabilities such as pushing and balancing.  They are generally lighter in weight than active prosthetics because they do not have any electronic or mechanical moving parts.

Active prosthetics  enable the user to grasp and manipulate objects.  There are several options available to you, ranging from body-powered hooks to advanced, electrically powered prosthetic fingers, hands or arms.  Within the Active prosthetic group, there are 2 types of power driving the movements – harnessing and movement of body muscles (body powered) and electrically powered, with small batteries and motors (externally powered).

All of the prosthetics shown below can be customized for your child.  We will help find and fit the best prosthetic for your child’s needs.

i-Limb Ultra by Touch Bionics

Powered by Touch Bionics’ unique biosim software, the i-limb ultra is the most versatileactive prosthetic hand available, providing you with the ability to customize the hand for your daily needs. Each finger bends at the natural joints so that it can accurately adapt to fit around the shape of the object you want to grasp.
  • i-limb ultra prosthetic hand moves like a natural hand, each finger bends at the natural joints so that it can accurately adapt to fit around the shape of the object you want to grasp. Sunshine Prosthetics and Orthotics, Wayne NJ
    i-Limb vari-grip features
Touch Bionics has developed i-limb skin active. This is a thin layer of semi-transparent, flesh colored or black material that has been computer-modeled to accurately wrap to every contour of the hand. With slip coating on the inside and back of the hand for easy donning and doffing, i-limb skin active is designed for simplicity and ease of use.

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Ottobock Michelangelo

Michelangelo, a myoelectric prosthetic for upper-limb amputees – a hi-tech combination of function and natural appearance, designed to mimic human anatomy and motion with individual digit and wrist movements.  Download brochure
  • OttoBock Michelangelo prosthetic hand - seven different positions - at Sunshine Prosthetics and Orthotics in Wayne NJ
    OttoBock Michelangelo prosthetic hand - opposition grip
The thumb can be positioned separately; seven different hand positions; flexible wrist joint; four high-quality AxonSkin gloves are available for the Michelangelo Hand.

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Alternative Prosthetic Services

Alternative Prosthetic Services is an on-site restoration service providing custom form-fitting silicone rubber prostheses for a variety of amputations. The prostheses that they create are highly realistic in appearance, replicating each patient’s unique skin texture, color, and anatomy.

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    Alternative Prosthetic Services two finger restoration Before