Prosthetics and Orthotics
AIOR department of Orthotics and Prosthetics provides a full spectrum of rehabilitation services. They include assessment; examination and analysis to formulate appropriate treatment plan and design and manufacturing of prostheses, orthoses and other rehabilitation aids for patients suffering from neuromuscular and skeletal abnormalities or deformities. The Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics designs, fabricates and fits latest and light weight Prosthetic and Orthotic appliances to the Persons With Disabilities utilizing the material available in the country.
AIOR is also associated with the Transport Corporation of India and provided free prosthotics and we we also participate in camps arranged by different NGO’s and hospitals’
The Department is headed by Dr.VinodBhanti and his team. This department is located on the first floor of the hospital in the old wing.
Scope of service
- Post-operative orthotic care
- Scoliosis bracing for paediatric idiopathic scoliosis patients
- Postural and seating service for paediatric patients
- Myoelectric control upper extremity prosthetic service
- Special-design lower extremity prosthetic service
- Foot Assessment and digital scanning to analyse pressure sores
- KAFO, HKAFO
- Latest artificial limbs
There are many reasons why people might require assistive devices such as orthotics & prosthetics.The major difference between orthotics and prosthetics is that while an orthotic device is used to enhance a person's limb, a prosthetic device is used to replace a limb entirely.
An orthotist is a healthcare provider who makes and fits braces and splints (orthoses). These are made for people who need added support for certain body parts. These body parts have been weakened by injury, disease, or disorders of the nerves, muscles, or bones. An orthotist works under a doctor's orders
For example, ankle braces that allow a person to stand straight are orthotics. Also, wrist braces, arm braces, spinal orthotics, and heel casts are orthotic devices. They all work to help those who have pain or difficulty with basic movements to be able to perform these activities again.
If flat feet are causing pain, then supportive, well-fitted shoes can help. Fitted insoles and orthotics or custom-designed arch supports may relieve pressure on the arch and reduce pain if the feet roll too far inward. However, these products only treat the symptoms and do not provide long-lasting benefits.