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Keeping Your Hands Warm After Having An Amputation

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When someone suffers a hand injury and/or finger amputation one of the after effects is often reduced circulation to the extremity. Impaired circulation can cause cold sensitivity. During the winter months, it is challenging to keep hands warm. If you have had finger amputations it is extremely important to keep your hands warm and protected […]

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The Importance of Restoring Function with Finger Prosthetics

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A common misconception about finger prosthetics is that they are “cosmetic” only. This could not be further from the truth. When someone suffers the loss of a finger, either partial or complete, function is significantly reduced. Grip strength, grasping small objects, typing and pinching actions can be compromised. Everyday tasks that were simple before the […]

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Put A Ring On It!

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People generally notice the absence of a body part. A good prosthesis will restore the length and contours of the missing part while allowing the wearer to move naturally. A comfortable fit and a close colour match will complete the prosthesis and allow the wearer to integrate it into their body image.

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Hand Injuries & The Cold

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The effects of a hand injury are devastating and may be long lasting as well. Phantom pain and sensations are common. Pain usually diminishes over time but numbness and tingling may remain, even after desensitization. Sometimes wearing a finger prosthesis can help reduce these sensations. The intimate fit of a finger prosthesis provides gentle compression […]

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Custom Acrylic Fingernails

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Finger prosthetics should look realistic. That realism is enhanced further when a custom acrylic nail is added. Made from solid acrylic shaped to mimic a natural fingernail, it allows the wearer to use nail polish and file the nail to get the perfect shape. Non – acetone nail polish remover should always be used to […]

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What Are the Benefits of Wearing a Finger Prosthesis?

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It is extremely important to restore the natural function of the hand from a biomechanical perspective. A missing fingertip may impact the entire upper extremity including the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder over time. As someone ages, the impact is magnified. Today, using some form of keyboard is part of the daily routine. Therefore, it […]

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What makes a good prosthesis ?

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What makes a good prosthesis? Well, I think the most important factor is how the prosthesis makes the wearer feel. Does the prosthesis fit well and look good? What does look good really mean? To me, it means does the prosthesis look natural; does it blend in with the body in a natural way? People […]

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