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Shoulder Disarticulation

Formerly the LTI Locking Shoulder Joint, the new Exo and Endo AXIS shoulder joint has been re-engineered by College Park. With a friction hinge, the joint is operated with simple switches that simplifies harnessing by eliminating the need for gross body movements. The AXIS is able to be integrated with all upper limb control systems with a special channel to conceal and protect power cables. The AXIS provides better task control, a natural range of motion, and ease of use for daily life.

EXO Benefits: Flexibility to work with other manufacturers’ systems that use a lamination collar; contoured lamination bracket provides a natural shoulder line; highly durable due to custom exoskeletal lamination; hides and protects wiring completely; able to be aesthetical finished to look like the sound side; and smooth finish for ease with clothing and “filling out” shirt sleeves.

ENDO Benefits: Total weight of shoulder is reduced due to no lamination; easy to add cosmetic foam cover or 3D shell; quicker to mount to arm without need for lamination; flexibility to connect with other types of electric/manual elbows and modular systems; alignment and humeral length changes are easier; adjustability with shoulder disarticulation patients and achieving symmetry with contralateral side.

Ottobock MovoShoulder Swing is ideal for prostheses with basic functions or in combination with high-tech components. The free swing of up to 40° reduces pressure from the prosthesis socket and allows even bilateral amputees to achieve natural, harmonious movements. Locking at 30° anteversion and unlocking is controlled by specific upper body movements or with the sound hand. No additional control elements such as switches or a body harness are required. Abduction of up to 20° facilitates more comfortable movement patterns during many activities of daily life. This especially applies to activities done close to the body or while sitting.

Ottobock MovoShoulder Swing

The aluminum 12S7 Ball Shoulder Joint from Ottobock is a modular elbow component, which allows movement of the humeral socket. The shoulder joint can be used for both shoulder disarticulations and forequarter amputations. Two degrees of freedom are provided for the user: anteversion/retroversion and abduction/adduction. The ball shoulder joint can be braked separately.