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Disability Etiquette Gone Wrong: Prosthetic Hands

By on 08/26/2015

Shaking hands. It’s a universal way of meeting and greeting people, or expressing congratulations.

But what if the person you’re meeting, greeting or congratulating has a prosthetic hand or hook? What’s the right thing to do? How do you avoid a potentially awkward moment—for both of you?

Simple, says Alberto Esquenazi, MD, chief medical officer at MossRehab: Wait for the person with the prosthetic hand or hook to extend his or her hand.

Learn more by watching this helpful video. (Please share it, too!)

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