Hand or Arm for 5-year-old child

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Hand or Arm for 5-year-old child

Postby ronitanspach » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:51 pm

Dear Enable Community,

I'm looking for help in getting a 3D-printed hand or arm for my 5-year-old son. He was born without a left hand, he has a wrist that he can move freely and he also has a little bit of anatomy including small bones above his wrist. In the past, we've tried a 3D-printed hand but it didn't work. I started thinking that maybe it didn't work because there isn't enough leverage past my son's wrist to manipulate the prosthesis? Perhaps a 3D-printed prosthesis that's below the elbow is better?

I'm looking for some help with this and also help in taking measurements. I live in the Central NJ area.

Thanks very much!

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Re: Hand or Arm for 5-year-old child

Postby airscapes » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:01 pm

You should probably join the enable google+ group there is much more activity and help over there.
I am working with my first recipient (coworkers daughter) but I am remote from them She only has a short residual forearm so it was suggested I use the Kwawu socket version. There is another version for a recipient with a lot of forearm but not sure if there room if they have a wrist.
Take a look at the designers video and see if you think it would work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5p5qpX ... e=youtu.be

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