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Prosthesis is an artificial replacement of a missing body part, which may be lost through trauma, disease, or congenital conditions. Prosthetics divide into two categories – Upper extremity prosthetics & Lower extremity prosthetics.
Prosthetic amputee rehabilitation is primarily coordinated by a clinical prosthetist and an inter-disciplinary team of health care professionals including psychiatrists, surgeons, physical therapists, and occupational therapists.
If you have had an amputation or were born with a missing limb, you may wish to be fitted with prosthesis. There are many reasons you may be missing part or all of a limb, the most common being diabetes, vascular disease, cancer, trauma and congenital (birth defect).
No matter the cause of your limb absence, the solution is broadly similar. In simple terms, we will aim to provide a prosthesis that enables you to carry on with your normal day-to-day activities. Depending on the level of limb loss, your general health and fitness and your own expectations, this could range from running or other sports, to returning to employment, to walking a few kilometres, to simply being able to get around the house. Each person faces unique challenges and will be assessed on an individual basis; Our Prosthetist will discuss your needs and expectations in detail so that we can provide the best solution for you.
We can make and fit prosthesis for almost any level of limb absence, but the most common levels are as follows:
- Partial Foot (including Lisfranc, Chopart)
- Ankle Disarticulation (Symes)
- Transtibial (below-knee)
- Knee Disarticulation
- Transfemoral (above-knee)
- Hip Disarticulation and hemipelvectomy
- Partial Hand and Digits
- Wrist Disarticulation
- Transradial (below-elbow)
- Transhumeral (above-elbow)
- Shoulder Disarticulation
At Orthopaedic Industries we specially individualize the design, fabricate, fit and provide gait training and ADL training for artificial limb and even for cosmetic restoration for fingers, nose, ears, eyes, silicone breast for ladies etc.
For lower-limb amputations, the aim of treatment is to allow standing and walking, providing a stable base of support and conserving as much energy as possible. The use of high-tech materials such as carbon fibre and titanium allows us to make the prosthesis as light as possible, and modern components such as feet and knee joints provide a high degree of function. A modern prosthesis can provide much more than a simple ‘peg leg’ or the conventional legs, by using springs to store and release energy during walking, and pneumatic, hydraulic or electronic systems to control and stabilise the leg.
An upper-limb amputation provides a very different challenge, as the function of the human hand is much harder to replicate than the function of the foot. Modern technology can provide a high level of function with the use of electronic sensors and robotic hands. Often a person may simply wish to have a prosthetic arm that is cosmetically attractive and not as functional. There are also a wide variety of functional devices that can be used in place of a hand – such as a hook, tool holder, knife or steering wheel attachment. While they may look unusual, many people find the added function invaluable when performing certain tasks.
Orthosis commonly called as Braces is the application of external devices to a part of the body to correct, support or replace musculoskeletal functions lost, as a result of injury or congenital irregularities.
They are most commonly used to reduce pain and discomfort, prevent deformities, improve mobility and function, and to reduce risk of further injury.
There is a very wide variety of conditions that may require the use of an orthosis, and they can be fitted to almost any part of the body, from the feet all the way up to the face and head. Depending on your needs you may be fitted with an orthosis that is Custom made for you, or one that is produce to fit a range of people called the Prefabricated orthosis (our Clinical Orthotist will discuss this with you and agree the best solution).
1. LOWER extremity
Ankle Foot Orthosis - AFOs are made in moulded plastic or a variety of other materials. Straps, joints, springs and other modifications improve the function of many AFOs. AFO's are commonly used in the treatment of disorders that affect muscle function such as stroke, spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, polio and multiple sclerosis. AFO's can be used either by providing support to weak or atrophied limbs or by positioning contracted limbs into a functional position. AFO's can be used to immobilize the limb in the presence of arthritis or fractures. They are also used for post-surgical stabilization and prevention/ treatment of various sports injuries like tendinitis, Sprains et
Knee Orthosis - A wide range of prefabricated and custom knee orthoses are used to treat a multitude of knee problems like, including ligament damage, sprain, instabilities, post- operative care, osteoarthritis and tendonitis. Knee orthoses for treatment of tendonitis and general knee pain are commonly made from neoprene or elastics, while orthoses for treatment of ligament damage are custom-fabricated from thermoplastics or laminates.
Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis - Controls both front to back and side-to-side motion of the knee and ankle with a variety of options for knee joints and ankle joints. Commonly used when control of the knee, ankle and foot are needed. It will provide stability in the presence of disorders, such as stroke, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy and polio. KAFO's are also used to position contracted limbs and to treat fractures. They are typically made of thermoplastics or laminates, custom-fabricated from a negative impression of the affected limb.
Hip Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis - To limit hip and knee movement, this device is worn from the waist to foot. Usually, it is connected at the waist and controls both legs for instability. The HKAFO provides maximum stability at the hip, knee, foot and ankle complex. It can be fabricated from plastic, carbon composites, hybrid variations, leather and metal. Various styles of hip, knee, and ankle joints are available as per patient presentation and diagnosis. The HKAFO is used for a number of conditions like muscular imbalance and/or weakness, paralysis (spinal cord injury, spina bifida, myelomeningocele), cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, Polio and MS.
Reciprocal Gait Orthosis - A reciprocating gait orthosis (RGO) is also a HKAFO however it allows one leg to be placed ahead of another - more like normal walking. This is achieved by linking the two KAFOs together by a band, two cables or a push-pull rod which transfers movement energy from one leg to the other (see diagram). Therefore as one leg is flexed or brought forward, it causes a reciprocal extension of the other leg. This allows a much smoother gait and greatly reduces the amount of effort that is needed to walk. A walker can often be abandoned for forearm crutches. The RGO is commonly used for individuals with a lesion level of T12 to L3 (although higher levels are possible) who lack adequate strength to maintain hip extension. Good upper extremity strength, high motivation levels, good family support and minimal contractures definitely contribute to the successful use of the device.
2. UPPER extremity
Finger Orthosis - Hand splints are commonly used to immobilize the hand and fingers after injury. Custom splints are made from low-temperature thermoplastic materials. Mechanical principles must be followed when splinting the hand to ensure that the forces and stresses are correct. There are four types of hand splints: static, dynamic, serial static and static progressive. Static splints hold the hand in one position and are typically used during the immobilization phase of healing to decrease pain and prevent movement. Dynamic splints are used to improve motion -- or mobilize tissue in the hand. Serial static and static progressive splints hold structures in a stretched position. As flexibility increases, these splints are remoulded to stretch the tissues in the new position.
Wrist and Hand Orthosis - These kinds of orthoses are used to treat Paralysis, contracture management, spasticity, post-operative management and also Carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, wrist sprain/strain and post-fracture management. These orthoses could be used during rest or during activities, depending on the kind of injury you have suffered. Depending on the requirement of the patient these are divided to static and dynamic orthosis.
Arm Shoulder and Elbow Orthosis- These kinds of orthoses are used to treat Paralysis, contracture management, spasticity, post-operative management and also tendonitis, sprain/strain and post-fracture management. These orthoses could be used during rest or during activities, depending on the kind of injury you have suffered. Depending on the requirement of the patient these are divided to static and dynamic orthosis.
Fracture and Trauma Bracing - Fracture braces are used for mid ulnar or radial fractures, wrist and hand fractures, distal humeral fractures, proximal radial and/or ulnar fractures and post-operative or post-cast stabilization. These are available in both semi-rigid and rigid forms according to the need and the type of fracture. And the design of the fracture Brace is based on the Sarmiento Principle.
3. SPINAL & CRANIAL
Cervical Orthosis - Cervical Orthoses help you with mild cervical sprain, strain, whiplash, muscular weakness, post-operative stabilization, stable cervical fractures, degenerative pathologies, arthritis, cervical and high thoracic injuries, low cervical and high thoracic fracture or injury management.
Spinal Orthosis- Spinal Orthoses or braces are used to restrict mobility, provide support or do both in order to heal injuries, reduce pain, during pre-operative and post-operative stages of a spinal problem and to treat spinal disorders or deformities. Whether you are planning spinal surgery, struggle with a back injury or need corrections for a spinal disorder like Scoliosis, custom-made and custom-fit spinal orthotics are available at Orthopaedic Industries.
Cranial Helmet - Helmet therapy is used to gently correct the shape of babies’ skulls over time. Newborn babies’ skulls are soft plates with spaces between them. As the baby grows, these plates grow, gradually harden and knit together. Sometimes when a baby sleeps in the same position, the soft plates may develop a flat spot or uneven appearance. This common condition is called plagiocephaly, and it is not dangerous to your baby’s brain. If the condition does not resolve on its own, your paediatrician may recommend repositioning, exercises or helmet therapy. In other cases, the plates of the baby’s skull fuse too soon, or in an abnormal way. This condition, craniosynostosis , can require surgical treatment with or without helmet in order to correct the head shape.
Foot Care and Diabetic Solutions
More and more Indians are being diagnosed with diabetes as a result of unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles. According to the International Diabetes Federation, India currently has 50 million diabetics. And due to lack of awareness, almost 50000 diabetics undergo diabetic foot amputation every year.
Diabetic foot problems are related to Peripheral Neuropathy, foot trauma, foot deformity, increased foot pressures and callus. Patients with diabetes should comfort the foot against any forces and pressure that can lead to ulceration. High blood sugar also interfered with the ability of nerve cells to transmit signals efficiently to the brain. This results in numbness, loss of sensation in the feet, loss of proprioception. This makes it extremely important for diabetics to take care of their feet on a daily basis. There should be a two pronged approach here: daily foot care and diabetic orthotic insoles. Diabetic orthotic insoles are insoles that offload high pressure points on the soles of your feet. When you lose foot sensation, you cannot feel if you are putting unduly high pressure at particular points on the soles of your feet when you walk. When certain areas of the feet come under excessive pressure for a prolonged period of time, the foot can develop calluses or wounds or ulcers that may take a very long time to heal, or may not heal at all, eventually needing an amputation.
Therefore ask your clinician to check the sense of feeling and pulses in your feet.
Orthotic insoles for Diabetes
Orthotics can be very useful in avoiding friction and pressure sores. At Orthopaedic Industries, we use a baropedometer to analyze the weight distribution on your feet before we fabricate insoles that take care of the exact pressure points that need to be offloaded. Out diabetic insoles also hold your foot in the correct posture thus minimizing chances of you putting excessively high pressure on certain areas. A special diabetic grade poron is used to offload pressure and protect your feet. The posture correction offered by the insoles arrests poor foot function caused by over pronation or supination. This also stabilizes your foot and reduces the risk of putting excessive weight in incorrect areas.
And here are some tips to keep in mind for daily foot care:
- Check your feet every day for red spots, cuts, blisters, calluses, swellings
- Wash your feet every day with soap and warm water, dry them well, completely
- Keep your skin soft and smooth by using a moisturizer on the top and bottom of your feet
- Keep your toe nails trimmed and filed
- Wear socks and shoes at all times
- Avoid bare feet even at indoors.
- Protect your feet from hot and cold as you might not be able to sense the temperature
- Keep blood flowing to your feet by putting your feet up when you sit and wiggling your toes
- Quit smoking as smoking can worsen heart and vascular problems reducing circulation to your feet.
- Get your feet evaluated by a diabetologist or an orthotist regularly
The various foot problems seen are-
Foot care and Diabetic solutions-
1. CROW (Charcot Restraint Orthotic Walker
2. Diabetic Neuropathic footwear
3. Offloading Shoes
4. Wound healing shoes
5. Custom Moulded Sandals and Shoes
6. Foot Orthosis – Diabetic Insoles
7. Diabetic gel Socks
Orthopaedic Industries are manufacturer and supplier of wide range of mobility aids which are fabricated using quality raw materials like Mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium. These mobility aids are specially designed for differently abled people and for other requirements of individual to otherwise improve the ambulatory. Our ranges of mobility aids are suitable for indoor and outdoor purposes. We also customise these as per the specification laid down by our clients.
This department of mobility aids is the oldest one since the start of the company therefore it has a sot corner of emotions attached to its service providers.
With our comprehensive selection of rehabilitation equipment and therapy tools, Orthopaedic Industries is your one-stop source for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and hospital equipment products. Whether you’re a patient, physician or therapist, you’ll be sure to find all the physical medicine and rehabilitation products required to reach your personal wellness goals, and achieve the highest possible level of independence. Designed to restore, improve or maintain physical strength, coordination, mobility and cognition, our rehabilitation products include exercise equipment, positioning products, daily living aids, and range of motion devices, healthcare furniture, treatment tables, evaluation/assessment instruments, and so much more.
- Hospital equipments
- Physical therapy equipments And Occupational therapy equipments
Our staff as clinical anaplastologists is committed to enhancing quality of life through the art of prosthetics with the highest level of respect for our patients. Our prostheses provide a high quality, customized solution to living with the long-term effects that trauma, disease, or congenital malformations often leave behind.
- Partial hand and foot
Animal Prosthetics and Orthotics
Our vision is to improve our patient's quality of life through innovative prosthetic & orthotic solutions.
We have found great success in implementing the same adaptive technologies used in the field of human orthotics and prosthetics to, care for our animal patients. Orthopaedic Industries strives to give each patient a second chance to enjoy a normal life. We have found our non-invasive health care options can drastically improve the quality of life for a wide variety of animals. Partnering with various animal health care professionals and animal lovers alike, we endeavour to provide the best animal orthotic and prosthetic care available.
Everyone's feet are different and often our own feet differ from right to left. Over 75% of the population suffers from misalignment such as overpronation or excessive supination. The effects can be felt throughout the body, whether in muscle and joint pain or through more serious injuries.
Analysis tools are ideal for verifying clinical diagnosis. They can be used to quantify and archive podiatric assessments. They also allow us to monitor changes in the patient’s biomechanics as a result of extended orthotic use. Therefore at Orthopaedic industries our qualified professionals identify your foot type while FootBalance Custom Insoles are individually moulded to your unique feet to support them in a neutral position aiding a balanced stance and correct posture.
Podoscope - The Plexiglass Podoscope is a device for analyzing the foot type (normal / cavus / flat) of the subject being examined. It consists of a crystal surface and a mirror below. Tangential double side lighting optimizes imprint visibility by highlighting areas of foot pressure points.
MatScan Pressure Mat as a Rehabilitation Tool
The MatScan® pressure sensitive mat will help devise a treatment plan for successful realignments by assessing which particular muscles need improvement.
Help re-align the lower limb & maintain optimal posture
Using the MatScan®pressure mat to assess plantar pressure, weight distribution and Center of Force (CoF) while the patient is standing or performing knee flexions helps identify muscle balance and lower limb alignment. The physiological method of muscular training to re-align posture or align the lower limb is often neglected and is a cause leading to the failure of successful re-alignments. With the patient in the desired position on the Mat-Scan, weak muscles can be determined and a training plan can be identified, and then provide a plan for rehabilitation. The patient will then be on the way to recovery.
With balanced musculature and optimal alignment, left and right plantar pressure profiles and weight distribution are symmetrical and CoF is located at about mid-line between the feet and at mid-tarsal level.