Prosthetist/Therapist FAQ

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What kind of movements will my patient be able to do?

Both devices are  intentionally designed to increase grip strength and functionality for the most common daily tasks. We’ve optimized the device to be strongest in the most useful positions, such as turning a doorknob, holding a pen or typing on a keyboard.

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      Is the Prosthesis covered by insurance?

      The Prosthesis has been covered by most private insurance and worker’s compensation claims – when it is billed through a licensed prosthetists’ office. As a DME provider, Naked Prosthetics typically does not bill the patient’s insurance, but we will act as a resource for the prosthetist (hand therapist, clinician, etc.) and assist in the reimbursement process. 

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          What is the HCPC code for this prosthesis?

          The prosthesis is billed under the HCPC code L7499. Because this is a miscellaneous code, it is very important that the accompanying documentation (such as letter of medical necessity and prescription) must be strong and well-supported. Once again, Naked Prosthetics is happy to serve as a resource for medical professionals and assist in this process if necessary.

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              What happens if it breaks?

              They are covered by a 1 year Manufacturer’s Warranty. If the device breaks within that time period (through normal wear and tear), Naked Prosthetics will repair or replace the device. If the device is lost, or broken outside of the parameters of the Manufacturer’s Warranty, our engineers can recreate the device for a replacement cost. Please get in touch with our offices as soon as you can should your patient’s device break.

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                  What is the pulling strength of the device?

                  Pulling strength is dependent on the user's residual digit strength and range of motion. Because of this, it varies from one user to the next.

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                      What range of motion does my patient need?

                      This depends on the type of device you need:
                      • For the PIPDriver™, you will need 60° of flexion in the PIP joint. 
                      • An MCPDriver™ requires 45° of flexion in the MCP joint.
                      • Finally, the MCPThumb™ requires 30° flexion in the MCP joint.
                      Of course, if you do not quite meet these requirements, you may still be able to use the device; have your prosthetist call our office to learn how amputees with limited range of motion can benefit from the BPF.
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                          What can I do if my patient is not a candidate?

                          If you do not meet the qualifications for our prosthetic devices, but you are still interested in ordering one, please have your prosthetist call our office at 888-977-6693. We would be happy to review your case and determine just how the BPF might benefit your unique situation, so that you may make an informed decision about your prosthetic needs.

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                              Do I need to submit a hand cast to get the prosthesis made?

                              For an MCPDriver, we do need a hand cast in order to properly design the device. This can be a plaster cast or a silicone cast. For a PIPDriver, we only need color photos or scans to properly produce the device. 

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                                  How long does it take to get one?

                                  For the PIPDriver™, the time that elapses from design to delivery is between four and six weeks. However, please bear in mind that this timeline begins once we receive your sizing information from your prosthetist or hand therapist. The MCPDriver™ has a six to eight week lead time from the point all required documentation is received.

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                                      How long can my patient wear the device?

                                      Eventually, an ideal candidate can wear the device all day. However, we suggest that users adjust to the device incrementally, only wearing it for two hours (or as long as they are comfortable) for the first day and daily increasing the time they work with the prosthesis.

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                                          Can my patient wear two devices side-by-side?

                                          Yes, both devices are designed to be low profile and sleek, so a user can easily wear several side by side without issue. 

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                                              Is it waterproof? Can my patient wash it?

                                              Yes. Both the device and strap can be submerged and washed with soap and fresh water.

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                                                  Will I be able to make adjustments to the device?

                                                  We will send necessary tools along with the device to replace rings on the MCPDriver™. The PIPDriver™ is not adjustable.