Upper Limb

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AmpLevels250Upper.gif The major categories of upper-limb amputations are:

  • Hand & Partial-Hand Amputations - Finger, thumb or portion of the hand below the wrist
  • Wrist Disarticulation - Limb is amputated at the level of the wrist
  • Transradial (below elbow amputations) - Amputation occurring in the forearm, from the elbow to the wrist
  • Transhumeral (above elbow amputations) - Amputation occurring in the upper arm from the elbow to the shoulder
  • Shoulder Disarticulation - Amputation at the level of the shoulder, with the shoulder blade remaining. The collarbone may or may not be removed
  • Forequarter Amputation - Amputation at the level of the shoulder in which both the shoulder blade and collar bone are removed