From the editors' desk| Volume 95, ISSUE 6, P1013-1014, June 2014

Development of Upper Limb Prostheses: Current Progress and Areas for Growth

  • Marlís González-Fernández
    Corresponding author Marlís González-Fernández, MD, PhD, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 N Wolfe St, Phipps 186, Baltimore, MD 21287.
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
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Published:December 20, 2013DOI:


      Upper extremity prosthetic technology has significantly changed in recent years. The devices available and those under development are more and more able to approximate the function of the lost limb; however, other challenges remain. This article provides a brief perspective on the most advanced upper limb prostheses available and the challenges present for continued development of the technology.


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