The Orthotic and Prosthetic Unit
Orthotics and Prosthetics Unit
This unit deals with conditions like polio, cerebral palsy, amputees, hemiplegic and paraplegic patients.
Orthotic is a mechanical device, which is fitted to any part of the body with the object of keeping that part in the maximum possible anatomical and functional position. The different types of orthotic manufactured in this unit are HKAFO, KAFO and AFO. These orthotics are fitted to the patients depending upon their conditions and according to the doctor’s prescription.
Prosthetic is to replace the lost part of the body. The different types of prostheses manufactured in this centre are above-knee, below-knee, Syme’s, above-elbow and below-elbow prostheses. Also, assistive devices are manufactured with conventional as well as imported prostheses. Special footwear for diabetic, heel-pain and knee-pain patients, known as the Micro Cellular Rubber (MCR) Footwear is also manufactured.