Orthotics or Prosthetics is a specialty within the medical field concerned with the design, manufacture and application of externally applied devices onto the body. These are used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system.
The devices are manufactured on site in the Centre’s workshop. The type of aids and appliances provided are:
- Lower and upper extremity Orthosis for supporting weak or deformed limb, to help prevent or correct deformity
- Spinal orthosis to support or immobilize the spine to relive the pain, to prevent deformity.
- Lower and upper limb prosthesis (artificial limbs) to provide ambulation, restore function and cosmetic appearance.
- Prefabricated aids/appliances (crutches, walker, wheelchair, etc.) for mobility.
The department specialises in assessing and managing complex problems. Our Prosthetist & Orthotist works as a part of the multi-disciplinary team of Orthopaedic surgeons, Neuro surgeons, physiotherapists & occupational therapists.