Prosthetic Interventions for the Individual with Partial Hand Loss


This one hour intermediate level course for PT/PTA, OT/OTA, RN, Case Managers will discuss the number of options for individuals with partial hand loss which has increased in the past decade. This presentation provides occupational and physical therapist treating patients with partial hand loss a detailed overview of the prosthetic options available to them. The focus will be on identifying the advantages and features of these options, and more importantly, identifying which patients will most benefit from these devices.

Course Syllabus

Course Handout

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the etiology and incidence of partial hand amputation in the United States
  • Discuss steps the rehabilitation team can take to assist the individual with partial hand loss achieve successful outcomes
  • Compare and contrast the prosthetic options available for the patient with partial hand loss

AOTA Classification Codes

  • Domain of OT: Client Factors
  • OT Process: Evaluation, Intervention

Hanger Clinic is an AOTA approved provider of occupational therapy continuing education. This course has been approved for 1.0 CE Contact Hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA APP No: 8417.