AMPUTATIONS: UPPER EXTREMITY

AMPUTATIONS: UPPER EXTREMITY

Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Arm, amputation of Disarticulation

Entitled to special monthly compensation

90 - 90
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Arm, amputation of Above insertion of deltoid

Entitled to special monthly compensation

90 - 80
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Arm, amputation of Below insertion of deltoid

Entitled to special monthly compensation

80 - 70
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Forearm, amputation of Above insertion of pronator teres

Entitled to special monthly compensation

80 - 70
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Forearm, amputation of Above insertion of pronator teres

Entitled to special monthly compensation

80 - 70
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Forearm, amputation of Below insertion of pronator teres

Entitled to special monthly compensation

70 - 60
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Forearm, amputation of Hand, loss of use of

70 - 60

MULTIPLE FINGER AMPUTATIONS

Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Four digits of one hand, amputation of Thumb, index, long and ring

Entitled to special monthly compensation

70 - 60
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Four digits of one hand, amputation of Thumb, index, long and little

Entitled to special monthly compensation

70 - 60
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Four digits of one hand, amputation of Thumb, index, ring and little

Entitled to special monthly compensation

70 - 60
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Four digits of one hand, amputation of Thumb, long, ring and little

Entitled to special monthly compensation

70 - 60
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Four digits of one hand, amputation of Index, long, ring and little

60 - 50
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Three digits of one hand, amputation of Thumb, index and long

60 - 50
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Three digits of one hand, amputation of Thumb, index and ring

60 - 50
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Five digits of one hand, amputation

Entitled to special monthly compensation

70 - 60
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Three digits of one hand, amputation of Thumb, index and little

60 - 50
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Three digits of one hand, amputation of Thumb, long and ring

60 - 50
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Three digits of one hand, amputation of Thumb, long and little

60 - 50
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Three digits of one hand, amputation of Thumb, ring and little

60 - 50
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Three digits of one hand, amputation of Index, long and ring

50 - 40
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Three digits of one hand, amputation of Index, long and little

50 - 40
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Three digits of one hand, amputation of Index, ring and little

50 - 40
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Three digits of one hand, amputation of Long, ring and little

40 - 30
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Two digits of one hand, amputation of Thumb and index

50 - 40
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Two digits of one hand, amputation of Thumb and long

50 - 40
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Two digits of one hand, amputation of Thumb and ring

50 - 40
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Two digits of one hand, amputation of Thumb and little

50 - 40
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Two digits of one hand, amputation of Index and long

40 - 30
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Two digits of one hand, amputation of Index and ring

40 - 30
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Two digits of one hand, amputation of Index and little

40 - 30
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Two digits of one hand, amputation of Long and ring

30 - 20
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Two digits of one hand, amputation of Long and little

30 - 20
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Two digits of one hand, amputation of Ring and little

30 - 20

(a) The ratings for multiple finger amputations apply to amputations at the proximal interphalangeal joints or through proximal phalanges.

(b) Amputation through long phalanges will be rated as prescribed for unfavorable ankylosis of the fingers.

(c) Amputations at distal joints, or through distal phalanges, other than negligible losses, will be rated as prescribed for favorable ankylosis of the fingers.

(d) Amputation or resection of metacarpal bones (more than one-half the bone lost) in multiple fingers injuries will require a rating of 10 percent added to (not combined with) the ratings, multiple finger amputations, subject to the amputation rule applied to the forearm.

(e) Combinations of finger amputations at various levels, or finger amputations with ankylosis or limitation of motion of the fingers will be rated on the basis of the grade of disability; i.e., amputation, unfavorable ankylosis, most representative of the levels or combinations. With an even number of fingers involved, and adjacent grades of disability, select the higher of the two grades.

(f) Loss of use of the hand will be held to exist when no effective function remains other than that which would be equally well served by an amputation stump with a suitable prosthetic appliance.

SINGLE FINGER AMPUTATIONS

Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

With metacarpal resection

40 - 30
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

At metacarpophalangeal joint or through proximal phalanx

30 - 20
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

At distal joint or through distal phalanx

20 - 20

Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

With metacarpal resection (more than one-half the bone lost)

30 - 20
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Without metacarpal resection, at proximal interphalangeal joint or proximal thereto

20 - 20
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Through long phalanx or at distal joint

10 - 10

Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

With metacarpal resection (more than one-half the bone lost)

20 - 20
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Without metacarpal resection, at proximal interphalangeal joint or proximal thereto

10 - 10

Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

With metacarpal resection (more than one-half the bone lost)

20 - 20
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Without metacarpal resection, at proximal interphalangeal joint or proximal thereto

10 - 10

Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

With metacarpal resection (more than one-half the bone lost)

20 - 20
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Without metacarpal resection, at proximal interphalangeal joint or proximal thereto

10 - 10

Note: The single finger amputation ratings are the only applicable ratings for amputations of whole or part of single fingers.

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