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CHAPTER XXI - Wrist-Joint Amputations
When a hand is amputated at the wrist articulation, the ulnar and radial (or styloid) processes are sometimes trimmed off, and sometimes left as they are, as these prominences form means by which the artificial part can be held firmly to the stump.

FLAT ENDS. - Cuts Q 1 to Q 7 represent amputations in the wrist, in which the styloid prominences of the ulna and radius are present. These stumps require artificial arms constructed on the plan shown in Cut Q 8. The hand is of rubber, with ductile fingers, a locking arrangement is imbedded in the palm, as described. The hand is permanently secured to a leather socket, which is formed on a cast of the stump. The arm thus constructed is then placed on the stump and laced down the frontal line. Implements for the table, working, and for washing, etc., can be placed in the palm, where they will be held firmly. Cuts Q 9, Q 10, and Q 11 show the various implements in place.

TAPERING ENDS. - When the styloid prominences have been removed and the stump becomes a tapering one, as shown in Cuts Q 12 to Q 15, an artificial arm constructed on the plan of that represented in Cut Q 16 must be used. This arm is practically the same as that shown in Cut Q 8, with the exception that it is supplied with attachments that go above the elbow and connect with suspenders resting on the shoulders and passing around the body. These are essential to keep the arm from slipping off the tapering stump. Useful implements can be held in the hand, as shown in Cuts Q 9, Q 10, Q 11.

Comment from follow-up survey
Thanks so much for the brace it really decreases the pain!