The arm amputation operations do not happen often. The most frequent cases of the arm amputation operations are the cases of the accidents. In these cases the arms must be amputated if they are too hurt and the blood supply cannot be renewed in them. The operations with amputation can be the following: amputation of arm digits, wrist disarticulation, and amputation below the elbow, above the elbow and at the level of shoulder.
Very often after the arm amputation the artificial arm is used and it is called prosthesis. The prosthesis makes your life with the amputated arm easier and far more convenient. The most updated prosthesis can be controlled by a microcomputer or the battery and in the case of using such arm prosthesis the movements become more exact and it makes the life of the person with the amputated arm better and more mobile.
After the arm amputation the rehabilitation is very important to help the patient make his life full and active and help him overcome the possible psychological traumas. As to the physical condition of the patient after the operation the doctor must prescribe the special rehabilitation program that would include the exercises for renewing the strength of the arm muscles. The exercises that help to stretch the muscles of the arm or arms must also be included in the exercise training. In general the exact type of the exercises depends on the type of the arm amputation and the health condition of the patient after the operation has been held.
The rehabilitation program must include an exercise program for your arms and your muscles must be trained to be fit after the operation as this will allow you to do ordinary everyday things easily and effectively. It should be said that many people after the arm amputation operations are engaged in everyday physical labor. It does not prevent them from the joys of life and they are ready to move ahead and obtain new goals in their life and achieve them. Anyway if you had an arm amputation or amputation of arm digits it is better for you to use the artificial arms or any other kinds of prosthesis. The modern prostheses can be of big help to you and you may choose among different kinds of prostheses.
The prostheses may be electric, cosmetic and body controlled. The electric prostheses are quite expensive but they are very convenient in use as the muscles of the arm control the electrical motors situated in the artificial arm and the electric hand can get closed or open. By the way the electric artificial arm looks like a real arm but the patient must be careful as it is breakable.
The cosmetic prostheses are not movable and the hand cannot close or open. The main role of the cosmetic artificial arm is that must look as a real arm not to embarrass the other people. But the cosmetic prosthesis helps a little in everyday life.
The body controlled prostheses move when for example you move your shoulder. The fingers of this artificial arm are usually made of the metal and they are convenient in use as the fingers can pick up some things when the person is doing some activities.