Monday, February 26, 2024

Prosthetic Thumb

Doug Wacker

I have a patient who has had his non-dominant right thumb amputated as a result of a shotgun/hunting accident. His amputation is at the CMC joint of the thumb/wrist. His Occupational therapist fabricated a temporary prosthesis out of materials to allow him to function. It is not in the typical prehension position.

I am interested in what types of designs and fabrication there are for a functional type of thumb prosthesis with Velcro wrist closures. He has been back hunting since and wants to continue the season. He is not interested in a cosmetic silicone prosthesis. There is Medicare insurance only.

All suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Douglass J. Wacker, CPO, LPO
NUTECH Orthotics & Prosthetics, LLC
501-A Ed Carey Dr.
Harlingen, TX 78550
ph: 956-412-LEGS (5347)
fax: 956-412-3563


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