Patient Story - Prosthetic Hand Now Part of My Body
One of our principal sponsors, Touch Bionics, is sharing patient stories about some of the people who have been helped by the company's cutting-edge technology.
"My prosthesis has had a massive impact on my confidence and I happily show the usefulness of my hand to friends and family. I consider my prosthesis as part of my body now. I will never get my hand back but my prosthesis is a better replacement than I ever thought possible and has had a positive impact on my life."
After an accident at work in 2009, Gary spent two years undergoing multiple surgeries in an attempt to restore function to his left hand. Despite these attempts Gary experienced no significant improvement and therefore elected to have an amputation of his remaining fingers.
Gary was initially fitted with a prosthesis at his local clinic, however the prosthetic options available for his partial hand amputation were limited. This resulted in Gary being fitted with a prosthesis normally designed for individuals with a higher level of absence.
This prosthesis was longer than his arm, making it difficult to control and use in daily activities. Gary decided to explore newer partial hand technology options and presented as an ideal candidate for an i-limb digits myoelectric hand prosthesis.
The prosthesis fits snugly around his hand and allows a wide range of features to be adopted enabling the most appropriate grips for a variety of tasks.
Read more on the Touch Bionics website.