Short answer is Yes. We have assisted our customers in acquiring funding through traditional (insurance) and non-traditional (private foundations, non-profits, etc.) means. Traditional means of funding will be dependent on the type of insurance and its Durable Medical Devices benefit.
The length of the stump will determine to what extent the devices can be utilized. In general, the longer the stump, beyond the elbow or shoulder joint, the better.
YES! We have made modifications for partial-hand amputee’s using our Dumbbell Attachment (MXG002).
Both devices have a standard threaded 1/2″ bolt that can integrate with a quick disconnect wrist system. This will allow for easy transition back and forth between the two devices.
Barbell Attachment (MXG001) is primarily used for pressing and pushing exercises using a barbell. The medial and lateral deviation (when used with clamp) of this device is the primary function that allows for movement that mimics wrist articulation. This device can also be used without the clamp, so just the tuning fork, which will allow you to use all pressing and pushing circuit training type machines (ie.,Cybex or Nautilus type machines). The Dumbbell Attachment (MXG002) is primarily for dumbbell pushing, pressing, raising and pulling exercise. The limiting factor with pulling exercise, whether with a dumbbell or cable machine, will not be the device but rather the socket and liner (pistoning).
Through the years I have learned a lot of unique ways to use the devices, all of which I would be willing to show you!