Orthoses, Upper Limb, Wrist-Hand, Functional, Wrist-Driven

Definition : Functional wrist-hand upper-limb orthoses designed to grasp and release object using a mechanism powered by the wrist extensor muscles. These orthoses typically consist of prefabricated devices including a semi-rigid cuff or sleeve fixed at the forearm with one or more straps, soft pads or bands fixed on the hand, and a mechanism that transmits power from the wrist extensors to the weak or disabled finger muscles. These devices permit closing the hand in several discrete positions and making it possible to pinch objects between the fingers and thumb. Wrist-driven functional orthoses are used for daily activities such as feeding, grooming, and writing by patients with paralysis or severe weakness of the hand and wrist muscles.

Entry Terms : "Tenodesis Orthoses" , "Wrist-Driven Prehension Orthoses" , "Wrist-Driven Wrist-Hand Orthoses"

UMDC code : 28721

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Arthrex Inc

Company Type: Parent

Incorporated since 1984, Arthrex has been a privately held corporation committed to just one thing: providing the finest quality products and educational services to meet the special needs of orthopaedic surgeons and their patients. Arthrex has a focused dedication to creative product development and medical education with an experienced, devoted team of professionals who are truly committed to continuing this tradition.

JACE Systems

Company Type: Parent

JACE Systems is a nationally recognized service provider for Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) equipment. JACE Systems has been approved by Accreditation Commission of Healthcare Companies (ACHC) as an accredited Home/Durable Medical Equipment Services Provider.

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