German Congenital Amputee Gets Fitted After A 20+ Year Wait
Andrea, who was born without her left hand, since childhood, has only ever been provided with a non-functioning passive prosthesis. This aid allowed her body to compensate during small everyday tasks as she grew up but didn’t allow her to progress past that point; limiting her in ways she didn’t even know.
A little later in life, still yearning to achieve more, she attempted the switch to a myo-electric hand. Unfortunately, the technology at the time was severely underdeveloped, which meant that the hand was nowhere near as responsive enough to successfully meet Andrea’s needs. Due to this lack of support from her prosthesis, she then spent the following 25 years making the most of her passive prosthetic hand or not even wearing one at all.
After a relentlessly long wait, Andrea decided to give it another go and underwent a new consultation. She’d noticed how far the current technology had progressed since her initial interest and was determined that her original delay wouldn’t stop her from eventually reaching her goal.
In the end, she choose the COVVI hand so Mannl und hauck, our partners in prosthetics, built Andrea a high quality socket in order to give her everything she would need to embark on this new journey.
She now uses her prothesis consistently in her day-to-day activities and is very pleased with the positive impact the COVVI hand has made on her quality of life; something she’s been waiting far too long for.