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Prosthetics and Orthotics Photo Album


Welcome to the Prosthetics and Orthotics photo gallery which shows some of the activities within the gait lab. Click onto any of the photos and you will see an enlarged version .

Making a socket for a transfemoral (above knee) limb.

The Rehab Institute P and O workshop was established primarily as the research base for prosthetics and orthotics. The international committee for the red cross (ICRC) limbs are made here.

The socket is made specially for the patient to fit very closely by taking a plaster cast of the residual limb.

A below knee
(transtibial) ICRC limb

This limb has an ICRC foot and the socket has been attached but it is not completely finished.

Developing a waterproof limb: progress has been made, but it is not completely waterproof yet.

This farmer has one of the relatively waterproof ICRC leg that allows him to go about his job. Here he is seen ploughing his fields. He makes good use of the limb and comes to the Rehabilitation Institute for repairs when he needs them.

Neck Collar and palmar pocket

When someone has broken their neck, initially bedrest is often used and then support is needed till the bones heal. This neck collar was made for this patient in the P&O dept.

The devise holding the spoon is a palmar pocket and is used by many people who cannot grip things well eg due to a broken neck or post-polio residual paraplysis. It can also hold a fork, comb, toothbrush etc.

New Style full leg caliper/orthosis

A "composite" knee-ankle-foot orthosis (KAFO) crosses the knee ankle and foot as it's name indicates. It is a "composite" KAFO made of a plastic (polypropylene) foot and ankle piece with traditional metal and leather supports and straps. This makes it lighter than the "traditional" KAFO shown below.

Traditional style full leg caliper/orthosis

A traditional KAFO. The foot piece is a specially made shoe and the calipers insert into the shoe. It is heavier but can cope with variable sized feet eg due to oedema (fluid) of the feet.

Wheelchair from WORTH, splints from P&O workshops

Some people have to use a wheelchair, for example those who become tetraplegic following a spinal cord injury. The P&O dept stocks wheelchairs that are made at WORTH, a local business that employs people with disabilities. The hand splints this man is wearing were made in the P&O workshop.


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Last Edited Sept 2010

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