People born without an arm or hand, or those who experience an upper extremity amputation, are missing not only a limb, but also a sophisticated tool for daily living. Hanger’s Upper Extremity Prosthetics Program (UEPP) focuses on the unique needs of these individuals, bringing them the latest technologies and clinical techniques. Troy Farnsworth, CPO and Hanger UEPP Specialist, guides a team of upper extremity practitioners through extensive, specialized training.
The average prosthetic clinic may see only one or two upper extremity patients a year. Under the direction of our primary UEPP office in San Antonio, Texas, our program works with hundreds of patients each year - more than any other prosthetic provider in the world. Our upper extremity research and fabrication center in Anaheim, California, is dedicated exclusively to upper extremity prosthetics. We also have upper extremity specialists positioned in each region of the United States and can travel to other Hanger offices as needed. This approach means less travel for patients, allowing them to stay closer to home, friends and family.
Selecting and learning to use a prosthesis is a major challenge. Our specialists make facing this challenge a little easer with a comprehensive program that addresses each person’s functional, psychological and occupational needs.