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What are the disadvantages of prosthetic arms?

Conventional hand reconstruction methods may provide less than optimal results for certain patients. There are many sophisticated prostheses that satisfactorily replace the basic function of an upper extremity (upper arm, forearm and hand). However, replacing upper extremities (in whole or in part) with prosthetics remains suboptimal in that prostheses do not provide sensation and are not natural-appearing substitutes for missing limbs.

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