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Impact of Michelangelo prosthetic hand: Findings from a crossover longitudinal study

Martina Luchetti, et al.

This study explores the potential effect of the Michelangelo prosthetic hand on a sample of transradial prosthesis users (6 men). Amputation- and prosthetic-related factors, along with psychological and social factors, were assessed over a 6 mo period. Although the sample included highly functional participants, improvements in practical tasks and activities of daily living were observed after 3 mo of device home use. From clinical interviews at 6 mo, the Michelangelo prosthetic hand appeared to further restore hand function and natural appearance, easing social interaction with others. However, concerns about dimension, noise, and weight were also expressed by a few participants.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.11.0283

Volume 52 Number 5, 2015
   Pages 605 — 618


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Luchetti M, Cutti AG, Verni G, Sacchetti R, Rossi N. Impact of Michelangelo prosthetic hand: Findings from a crossover longitudinal study. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015; 52(5):605–18.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.11.0283
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