Hesperian Health Guides
Alternatives for a Child with Amputated Hands
Every day 20,000 people visit the HealthWiki for lifesaving health information. A gift of just $5 helps make this possible!
Make a gift to support this essential health information people depend on.
|simple tool and utensil holders made of cloth, leather, or plastic||cuff with changeable tips|
|hooks that open and close to grip (operated by movements of shoulders and back)||surgery that turns the 2 bones of the forearm into pinchers||rubber or wood hand, not for use but for looks||instead of hooks, an artificial hand with a thumb that opens and closes against 2 fingers (expensive and may not last)|
This is a grasping aid for a child whose fingers have been lost but the base of the hand and wrist joint remain.
|Child presses stump against post.||
rubber tube around post