Losing an arm is without question an extremely difficult circumstance to overcome. However, one of the misconceptions that many recent amputees have is that they will not be able to perform any of the activities they once enjoyed.
If you’re in a position where you’ve recently lost an arm, or are thinking about getting a new prosthesis for a lost limb, you’ll want to keep reading. We’re going to share with you a few of the most important factors to consider when choosing the right prosthetic arm for your lifestyle.
Is mobility and function important to you?
For some of our patients, function isn’t extremely important. Rather, they are more concerned with the look of the arm. If you’re looking to be physically active, then this definitely isn’t the case for you.
Before selecting a prosthesis, think long and hard about which activities you have enjoyed in the past and want to continue participating in moving forward. Also, think about things you haven’t done yet, but would still like to do.
Hey, if this guy can rock climb with a prosthetic arm, you can certainly do what you want to do with the right prosthesis!
Which activities (golf, swimming, biking, weightlifting, etc.) do you want to do?
We touched on this above, but it’s important to be very specific when thinking about the activities you want to perform with your prosthetic arm. Here are a few activities we’ve heard from patients that may give you some ideas:
- Weight Lifting
- Playing with kids/grandkids
And more. The more specific you are with us, the more we can help you get a prosthesis that meets your exact requirements.
What options are available?
We have a variety of options available to patients with an active lifestyle. Two options you can see on our website are the Utah Arm and the i-Limb hand. In addition to these two, we have other prosthetic devices to help you enjoy the activities you want to do.
We provide hi-tech prosthetic devices to patients who are interested in them, and we can equip you with just about any type of prosthesis on the market. To learn more about different options available, please give us a call or contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss your needs.
What should you do now?
At Georgia Prosthetics, we believe this is your life and you only get one on this earth. Don’t let the wrong prosthetic device hold you back.
You don’t have to settle for any old prosthesis. With prosthetics technology advancing year after year, there are options available to help you live the kind of lifestyle you want, without sacrificing your quality of life.
If you’re wanting to bike, swim, play golf, or enjoy other physical activities, and need a prosthesis to help you accomplish these things, give our Atlanta area office a call today, or contact us here.