Finger & Hand Prosthetics – RealLifeSkin™ Life-Like Prosthetics
RealLifeSkin™ finger and hand prosthetics are custom designed for each individual to ensure proper fit, accuracy and maximum prosthetic function. Passive RealLifeSkin™ hand prostheses are attached by suction and form fitting, usually donned in the morning and removed at the end of the day.
For hands, custom designed Phalanx-Phlex™ passive-adjustable armatures can be placed into the fingers of the prostheses. These armatures enable the prosthetic fingers to be bent into different positions. This is an important feature for those who wish to enable passive grasp or active grasp when there is a partial or total digit remaining.
The inside of RealLifeSkin™ finger and hand prosthetics are filled with a semi-soft medical grade silicone that is conformed around the remaining portion of the hand or finger, filling the missing area. This formed silicone acts as a “three-dimensional puzzle piece” which cradles the residual hand allowing vibration transfer from the prosthetic fingers. This vibration transfer allows wearers to feel like the prosthesis is an extension of themselves- rather than a foreign attachment. This feeling is called proprioception.
Proprioception enables many partial finger amputees the ability to type on a keyboard, write with a pen or pencil, or perform other tasks that were once very difficult or impossible.
For arm prostheses, Real Life works with local Prosthetists to provide numerous functional options, components and suspension methods. These prosthetic options are explored during consultation.