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Individualizing goals for users of externally powered partial hand prostheses

Lynsay Whelan, MS, OTR/L, et al.

Veterans returning from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan represent a young, active population demanding high-functioning prostheses following limb loss. Studies have reported that quality of life for veterans with partial hand loss was more affected than for veterans with transhumeral amputation. For those with partial hand limb loss, advanced technology has not been available until recently. Identifying which tasks are most important and difficult for individuals with partial hand loss is vital to improving their quality of life.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.08.0181

Volume 51 Number 6, 2014
   Pages 885 — 894


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Whelan L, Flinn S, Wagner N. Individualizing goals for users of externally powered partial hand prostheses. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(6):885–94.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.08.0181
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