Three Children Receive Prosthetic Hands

In conjunction with the CHOA Limb Deficiency Program and The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia, the Alabama Prosthetic Project traveled to our office in Atlanta to provide three children with prosthetic hands. These patients are under the care of Dr. Allan Peljovich and Dr. Joshua Ratner for symbrachydactyly.

These prosthetic hands were custom-fabricated using 3-D printing technology by Valerie Levine, a chemical and biological engineering student at The University of Alabama. She created the Alabama Prosthetic Project to provide these prosthetic hands to children.

This video captures the excitement of these three children as they first get to use their prosthetic hands.

The surgeons at The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia are experts at caring for children with congenital hand differences. We are proud to be part of this event combining the expertise of the CHOA Limb Deficiency Program and the Alabama Prosthetic Project.