Prosthetics and Orthotics unit works to enhance the functional status of the persons with disabilities by providing appropriate Prosthetics, orthotics and assistive devices. The Prosthetic and Orthotic department provides the following services.
1.Assessment and evaluation of persons with disability for Prosthetics, orthotics and assistive device prescription
2. Custom design, fabricate, and fit the orthoses and prostheses.
3. Provide training for the use of the orthoses and the maintenance of the same.
4. Follow up services including making necessary modifications of the given prostheses, orthoses & assistive device
Rehabilitation of persons with disabilities is a team work, where Centre of attention is given to the persons with disabilities. Prosthetics and Orthotics Professionals make the patient independent, confident and useful member of the society through comprehensive prosthetic and orthotic management. The following are the services provided by the prosthetic and orthotic unit.
Prosthetics and Orthotics Services
Lower extremity prosthetics: Persons having his/her leg amputed at different levels: For Persons having partial foot, ankle disarticulated amputee, Trans tibial amputee, Knee disarticulated amputee, Trans femoral amputee, Hip disarticulated amputee etc., will be given lower extremity prosthetic appliance
Lower extremity Orthotics: Persons having Post-Polio Residual Paralysis, Spinal Cord Injuries (paraplegic & Quadriplegic), Cerebral Palsy, knee & ankle contracture etc., will be given lower extremity orthotic appliance
Pedorthics: For persons having flat foot, foot ulcer, deformed foot, varus, valgus, equines, instability of ankle & foot, leprosy cured but with foot deformity & other ailment related to foot and ankle will be prescribed with Pedorthics
Upper Extremity Prosthetics: For persons having hand amputed at different levels: partial hand, wrist disarticulation, trans radial, elbow disarticulation, trans humeral, shoulder disarticulation amputee will be given upper extremity prosthetic appliance
Splinting & Upper Extremity Orthotics
For persons with disability such as Paraplegia, Quadriplegia, Cerebral palsy, leprosy cured but with hand deformity etc., will be given splinting upper extremity prosthetic appliance
Assistive and Mobility Devices like Wheel Chair:
For persons with disability such as Quadriplegia, Cerebral palsy with quadriplegia, paraplegia mobility devices like wheel chair would be prescribed.
Besides the above services prosthetic and orthotic department provides out-reach services; creating awareness for prevention of disability, conducting camps for early identification of persons with disability who needs prosthetics and orthotic intervention and provide training for usage and maintenance of assistive. Also conducts short term training Programs for medical and paramedical students/ staff and special educators, parents/ caretakers of persons with disability & grass root workers.
For further details please contact:
Dr. Vijay Batra
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Composite Regional Centre for Persons with Disabilities (CRC)
Devaraj URS Layout, B Block, Davangere -570006.