Provision of Artificial Hand and Cosmetic Hand and Rehabilitation Training on Bilateral Transradial Amputation Patient －A case report－
한국의지·보조기학회지, Vol.6(1) : 53~57, 2012
Upper limb amputation is not frequent but losing a hand or hands results in great functional loss. When a patient has bilateral upper limb amputation, the patient loses complete capability to perform independent daily living movement. The subject was a 20 years old female patient who had bilateral transradial amputation because of frostbite and she had spent a year without using prosthesis. In order to secure independency of patient, hook-type terminal device was applied first so that the patient can lead daily living independently using the prosthesis. Later, artificial hand was applied on the right hand (dominant hand) and cosmetic hand was equipped on the left hand so that the patient can do basic movement during outdoor activity. It was a successful rehabilitation therapy of applying two types of prosthesis, one focusing on functionality and the other focusing on cosmetic aspect, to a patient with bilateral transradial amputation.