Recently, we were thrilled to take part in an another in-person collaboration with Bio-Tech Prosthetics & Orthotics in Durham, North Carolina. Anaplastology, a specialized branch of prosthetics, involves high-detail prosthetic restoration of missing anatomy. Anaplastologists are skilled in obtaining accurate impressions and fine-detail positive models of the affected residuum, which can help to ensure the best outcome in the final fitting of the PIPDriver, MCPDriver, and ThumbDriver by Naked Prosthetics. In essence, an anaplastologist's input is a valuable resource in the production of body-driven functional finger prostheses.
With therapy and increased use, we anticipate the patient's grip strength to increase and for him to achieve more fluid and effective movements of his prosthesis.
Naked Prosthetics offers a unique prosthetic option that allows for body-driven active function after finger amputation. The devices have come a long way. Their design is sturdy, streamlined and easy to articulate. For these devices, 'function' is the focus, rather than 'realism'. It is possible, however, to address both of these needs in a single case.
In this case, the patient also received a high realism custom silicone finger, which he wears for more social and casual events. The silicone finger offers passive function only - providing protection, restored extension and proprioception.
Virtual and in-person consultation is a great way for prosthetists to collaborate with us and, to that end, offer more options to their patients.
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The team at Functional Restorations offers a rich knowledge base in O&P fabrication, custom silicone prosthetic design, and digital engineering. We work with anaplastologists, orthotists, prosthetists, and pedorthists to create unique solutions for prosthetic users.
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Durham, NC 27705
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