Shoulder Disarticulation Prosthesis (SDP)
Some patients are missing their arm as a result of congenital deformity or amputation. Donate, and help a patient resume performing their daily activities with ease.
DEVICES PROVIDED IN 2022-2023
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A shoulder disarticulation prosthesis (SDP), also called a full artificial limb, is an artificial upper limb that replaces an amputated limb at shoulder level. It is utilized for individuals with amputations or congenital absences of the complete arm involving the hand, forearm, elbow, and upper arm through the shoulder joint.
An SDP consists of a socket that attaches to the residual limb, a mechanical elbow joint, a wrist unit, and a hand or terminal device. The mechanical elbow joint enables bending and extension movements, while the wrist unit and terminal device offer grip and manipulation capabilities. With proper fitting and therapy, an SDP allows patients to resume their daily activities (e.g eating, dressing, writing) independently.
people worldwide will need a prosthetic or orthotic device in the coming years
of the population in developing countries require prosthetic devices
1 in 10
people has access to assistive products like prosthetic and orthotic devices