Prosthetics and Orthosics
Prosthetics and Orthotics is a medical and engineering-based healthcare profession which deals with rehabilitation of physically handicapped individuals who suffer from limb malfunctions or abnormalities or absence or loss of limbs or other body parts.
P & O Department at Aastha is well equipped to design and develop light weight, low cost Prosthetic and Orthotic Devices and Other Rehabilitation Aid and Aastha is also associated with other group of company for Prosthesis and orthotic material
The loss of body parts may have been the result of an accident or mishap or amputation owing to medical conditions like diabetes or gangrene or cancer
or in some cases the defect may be congenital i.e people are born with this handicap where a limb / a body part may be missing. Such a condition prevents a person from leading a normal life. There may also be cases where people suffering from conditions like polio or muscular degeneration need an external support for movement and strength to go about their day to day activities.
A Prosthesis, or what is commonly known as an artificial limb is an extension or replacement of a missing or damaged body part. It can be an artificial leg, an entire hand or just the palms of hands or feet etc.
Those professionals who deal with prosthesis are called Prosthetists.
Lower Limb Prosthesis:
Prosthetic Devices (Artificial Limbs) are functional and Cosmetic replacement of the missing part of the amputated limb. The amputee who lost part of his Lower limb can use Artificial limb for walking.
The department of Prosthetics and Orthotics fabricate and fit
- Partial Foot Prosthesis,
- Symes Prosthesis,
- Bellow Knee Prosthesis,
- Through Knee Prosthesis,
- Above Knee Prosthesis,
- Hip Disarticulation Prosthesis
Upper Limb Prosthesis:
The Upper Limb Prosthesis are designed and fabricated for Upper Limb Amputees for grasp function and cosmetic appearance. The various types of Upper Limb Prosthesis designed and fabricated by the department are
- Partial Hand Prosthesis,
- Carpometacarpal Prosthesis,
- Wrist Disarticulation Prosthesis,
- Below elbow Prosthesis,
- Above Elbow Prosthesis
- Shoulder Disarticulation Prosthesis.
An Orthosis is a device which can give support to weak limbs or help to correct a deformity. Such devices include braces, splints and special footwear which assist movement and tend to lessen the amount of discomfort.
Orthotists are professionals concerned with manufacture and fitting of Orthosis.
These professionals need to be highly trained to be able to work competently. prosthetists and orthotists are trained to work with a team of orthopaedics, physiatrists and other medical and para-medical professionals.
Orthotic Devices :
The Orthotic Devices are generally used for management of various Orthopaedic and Neuromuscular disorders including congenital deformity of lower limb, upper limb and spine. The devices are used for wide spectrum of physical disabilities. They are used to correct the deformity, to maintain the correction and support the unstable part of the body. The various types of Lower Limb Orthosis are
- Foot Orthosis
- Ankle Foot Orthosis
- Knee Orthosis
- Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis
- Hip Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis etc.
- The types of Upper Limb Orthosis are
- Wrist Hand Orthosis
- Elbow Orthosis etc.
- Spinal Orthosis like Sacroiliac Belt, Lumbo-Sacral Belt, Lumbo-Sacral Corset are also provided
- Low temperature thermoplastic splints
Material available for making orthosis.
- Low temperature thermoplastic
- Polypropylene sheets