advances in prosthetic fingers

MSI Chicago Science of Star Wars exhibit - Luke's prosthetic hand

Not exactly standard geriatrics (I think I’ve worked with or seen three older adults with prostheses – two AKA and one BKA) but you never know when you might see a patient with something different, like this; the picture to the left is Luke Skywalker’s hand at MSI Chicago). We who have all our parts in working order take a lot for granted, so it is good to see that researchers have developed something to better mimic the human hand than the older generation of prostheses – unfortunately it looks to be pretty pricey at this point.

Photo credit: MSI Chicago Science of Star Wars exhibit – Luke’s prosthetic hand, originally uploaded by boliyou

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