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The Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society

, Volume 14, Supplement 1, pp 150–154 | Cite as

Electro-Mechanical Finger Prosthesis: A Novel Approach for Rehabilitation of Finger Amputees

  • Rekha JhamtaniEmail author
  • A. Meenakshi
  • C. Thulasingam
  • C. Sabarigirinathan
  • Bhabagrahi Sahu
Original Article
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Abstract

Prosthesis refers to artificial replacement of an absent part of the human body. These prostheses help in psychological support of the patients and enhance their social acceptance. Complete or partial finger amputations are some of most frequently encountered forms of partial hand loss. Micro vascular reconstruction is the first choice of rehabilitation but when it is contraindicated, unavailable, unsuccessful or unaffordable, the prosthetic rehabilitation is an alternative for improving the psychological status of an individual. Most of these artificial prostheses make use of silicone. The present paper tries to combine aesthetics with function. The authors have created functionally active finger prosthesis with the help of electromechanical controls. The prosthesis is battery-powered, light-weight, and allows the user to regain complete control of flexion and extension movements of an artificial finger.

Keywords

Finger prosthesis Amputees Functional prosthesis 

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© Indian Prosthodontic Society 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rekha Jhamtani
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. Meenakshi
    • 1
  • C. Thulasingam
    • 1
  • C. Sabarigirinathan
    • 1
  • Bhabagrahi Sahu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ProsthodonticsTamilnadu Government Dental College & HospitalChennaiIndia

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