Study Reports on Satisfaction with Upper-limb Prostheses

A recent study found similar levels of satisfaction among Veteran users of upper-limb prostheses regardless of which type of device they use.

The results appeared online in the journal Prosthetics and Orthotics International in January 2020.

In a survey of more than 400 Veterans, the researchers found little difference in satisfaction, at the group level, among users of myoelectric, body-powered, and cosmetic prostheses. Overall across the three groups, the average rankings fell just shy of “satisfied.”