When Dr. Pillet first began to produce aesthetic prostheses, many specialists felt that they were certainly “very beautiful creations”, but patients would undoubtedly be able to wear but not use.
Patients who have been wearing our aesthetic prostheses for some ten, thirty or forty years tell us that “they are functional”.
Why should that be so?…Because they use them.
The real proof that a prosthesis is functional is to be found in the use made of it.
Our patients use their PHP prostheses.
The passively functional upper limb prosthesis, designed and developed by Dr. Jean Pillet, Paris, France, has become a major component of the comprehensive professional and social reeducation program for patients with either a partial or total amputation of the hand, or upper extremity.
Such a prosthesis may provide the answer to the psychological and functional needs of congenital or acquired amputees.
« To be like everybody else, with two hands, and be able to use them in public »
Although the primary aim and purpose of a PHP prosthesis is to provide an aspect of normality to a disfigured hand, the prosthesis also serves an important functional role.