Creating the perfect partial hand prosthesis is challenging. All residual limbs are unique in one way or another. However, partial hands are especially complex because they may involve anywhere from one to five residual fingers and/or a partial palm.
Both the structure and degree of muscle control in the residual hand may limit possible solutions, and may require an innovative approach.
Below, you will find brief descriptions and links to more detailed articles on all the most advanced partial hand technologies currently available.
For a complete description of all current upper-limb technologies, devices, and research, see our comprehensive guide.