Prosthetics and Orthotics

History

The orthopedic workshop came into existence in 1961.Mr.Branscheit was instrumental in setting up this workshop with equipment and machinery from Germany. Initially intended only for leprosy patients, it now reaches out to other categories of disabled .The workshop was upgraded in 2004 with the help of ASHA (USAID).Now the department has the first ever CAD CAM for prosthesis in India, and and FSCAN thermoplastics work, footwear and laser alignment techniques.

Functions of the Department

To provide service to leprosy affected and other disabled persons by fitting artificial limbs and orthopaedic appliances

To provide footware and special shoes to prevent ulcer and deformity in the foot. Cosmetic restoration of the fingers and hands

Training and Courses

The training programme for orthopaedic technicians (18 months), which started in the early seventies, was upgraded to a two a half year Diploma in Prosthetic and orthotic Engineering by the rehabilitation council of India and is recognized by the state and central Government
The Department Provides short term courses
¨ 6 month shoe makers course
¨2 month course in footwear making for Diabetics

Head of the Department & Team Members

Mr.Prince Soloman

Mr.Behura (Tutor)
Mr.Mark kathirvel
Mr . Thanikachalam
Mr. Thamaraiselvan.C
Mr. Anbunathan.R
Mr. Stephen Jaisingh