A Passive Functional or Cosmetic upper extremity prosthetic device is similar in appearance to the non-affected arm or hand and replaces what was lost. It provides simple aid in balancing and carrying. The advantages of this type of prosthesis is that they can be cosmetically appealing; lightweight; simple to use; there is little maintenance; they are great for partial hands and provides opposition.
Watch the fabrication process for Frankie’s below elbow passive prosthesis
Frankie and his prosthetist, Greg Bauer, LPO/CPO, Westcoast’s President, document the process of fabricating Frankie’s prosthesis, which is comprised of a silicone gel liner/sleeve suspension, passive function hand, and non-custom productive glove.
There are many different designs for upper limb prosthetic devices. To learn more about components and design options: