• JoAnne L. Kanas
Reference work entry


The primary focus for upper limb deficiency is on development, function, activities of daily living, sports, recreation, vocation, and appearance. The decision to fit a child with a congenital deficiency with upper limb prosthesis is individual and will vary from clinic to clinic and from family to family. Prosthetic options range from passive, to task specific to conventional to external power. All are based on the established objective goals and outcome expectations determined by the prosthetic team, patient, and family.


Grip Force Residual Limb Terminal Device Limb Prosthesis Myoelectric Prosthesis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenTampaUSA

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