The loss of a finger can happen in an instant. Trauma, disease and congenital differences can change how the hand functions. Many people that have had a finger amputation complain of reduced function and discomfort from bumping their hand or fingers.
Wearing a prosthetic finger can be helpful since it can restore the lost length of the finger, allowing for improved function, especially when using keyboards or office machines. Wearing a prosthesis may help close the “holes” in a person’s grip, so that objects don’t fall out of the hand. Custom prostheses are colour matched and made to look as life-like as possible. These prostheses can usually be fit with suction and custom acrylic fingernails can be added.
Finger loss can affect people profoundly and musicians are no exception. Sometimes finger prosthetics can be specially designed to help a musician return to playing their instrument. Often people that have suffered finger loss need encouragement and education on how to adapt to a “new normal”.
At Lifeart, we are here to help. We will design custom prosthetics that fit your lifestyle and needs. Our goal is to help you get back to everyday activities and be confident about your appearance. If you have questions about finger or hand prosthetics, please contact us and we will try to answer them for you.