Sam Rosecrans before and after prosthesis
Sam Rosecrans Headshot

Sam Rosecrans

Shoulder Level Amputee

Sam Rosecrans was working at a saw mill in Idaho when the edge of his glove was pulled into a conveyor belt. He lost his right arm above the shoulder, including the shoulder blade. Sam was fit with a myoelectric prosthesis that includes a Utah 3+ Arm with wrist rotation, a passive locking shoulder joint, a bebionic hand and an Electric Terminal Device (ETD). Sam asked for his prosthesis to look as bionic as possible. The sleek black cover is made from durable thin plastic covered with woven Kevlar and accented with a black matte frame.
  • Shoulder disarticulation level myoelectric prosthesis
  • Positionable locking shoulder
  • Utah arm elbow
  • ETD (Electric terminal device)
  • bebionic hand
  • Custom esthetic covers
  • Ultra-light socket and frame

Success at the Highest Level

The O&P edge
January 10, 2017

Sam's story was published in THE UPPER LIMB ISSUE - JANUARY 2017 of The O&P EDGE magazine.

You can read the story here, or Download the article as a PDF.

My prosthetic arm has made a huge impact on my everyday life. I can hold a fork to cut my meat or hold a plate while I'm dishing it up. When I'm trying to cook, I can hold the pan still while I'm stirring.