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    In his case, the "dexterity" loss comes from him using all four limbs as "hands" when not in prosthetics. For example, when he is writing with a regular (unadapted) pencil, he uses both arms (holding it with his elbows) to control the pencil, and then uses one/both legs to hold the paper steady. If he is in legs, he can't do this - the size, weight, and rigidity of the prosthetics don't allow this type of fine motor control.As I said, these are a supplement to his prosthetics, not a replacement. He has broken several prosthetics (aluminum, before we switched to titanium) due to running in them; but at minimum repairs take several weeks. When he outgrows a set of prosthetics it might be months to get a new set approved (most insurance companies DO NOT like approvi...

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    In his case, the "dexterity" loss comes from him using all four limbs as "hands" when not in prosthetics. For example, when he is writing with a regular (unadapted) pencil, he uses both arms (holding it with his elbows) to control the pencil, and then uses one/both legs to hold the paper steady. If he is in legs, he can't do this - the size, weight, and rigidity of the prosthetics don't allow this type of fine motor control.As I said, these are a supplement to his prosthetics, not a replacement. He has broken several prosthetics (aluminum, before we switched to titanium) due to running in them; but at minimum repairs take several weeks. When he outgrows a set of prosthetics it might be months to get a new set approved (most insurance companies DO NOT like approving $20000+ prosthetics for children, or insurance enters the codes wrong (e.g. approves a leg but omits the foot, or only approve one leg, etc.), cast, built, and adjusted.

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