Research Article
Volume 13 Issue 3 - 2022
Ways of Development in Children Partial Hand Prosthetics
Koryukov АА*
Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Center “ReaSanMed”, St. Petersburg, Russia
*Corresponding Author: Koryukov АА, Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Center “ReaSanMed”, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Received: November 16, 2021; Published: February 28, 2022


The aim of our work was to show the evolution of the designs of upper limb prostheses for children with congenital and acquired anomalies of partial hand.

We have studied 923 children aged 6 months to 18 years. Of these, 582 patients (63,1%) had the most severe forms of hand pathology with complete absence of fingers and loss of hand function by 100%.

The study of the clinical and radiological data of the injured hand during the growing up of such children showed a change in the size and shape of the arm segments, a violation of the processes of osteogenesis; the presence of musculoskeletal hypotrophy of the overlying segments (forearm, shoulder); shortening of the length of the upper limb in the range from 1.5 to 10 cm, depending on the level of the lesion.

Initially, due to the lack of active prostheses, to restore any function and aesthetics of the affected hand, we used only cosmetic hand prostheses, starting from 8-10 months of their life.

As a result of scientific research in collaboration with engineers and medical staff was have been designed partial hand prostheses: mechanical and with an external energy source.


Keywords: Children; Congenital Anomalies; Amputations; Partial Hand Prostheses


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