Types of Prosthetic Hands & Hooks

There are a variety of hands, hooks, and fingers designed to help people with upper limb limb loss or limb difference complete everyday tasks. From eating to driving a car, there are different shapes, functionalities, and interfaces designed to help you reach your goals.

Prosthetic hands and hooks can be complex, require power, or be made simply to enable a particular function. From high tech to low tech, they are all designed to provide benefits based on different functional needs and your individual style. Your clinician will evaluate your specific goals and activities and work with you to determine which option is best for you.

Learn more about each type of technology below.

Mechanical Hands and Hooks

Mechanical hands and hooks do not need to be charged and typically require you to manually manipulate them before taking action.

Myoelectric Hands and Hooks

Myoelectric hands and hooks use electrodes that detect the electrical impulses within your body to create a customized movement.

Partial Hands and Fingers

From restoring grip and grasp to allowing you to pick up or stabilize different objects, partial hand and finger prosthetic solutions are available to support many of your needs.

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