Prosthetics and orthotics department is located in G-1 in KLE Dr Prabhakar Kore Hospital and MRC. It is a specialized healthcare department that combines a unique blend of clinical and technological skills to assist people with physical impairments or functional limitations, to improve their functioning and increase their potential to live healthy, productive, independent, dignified lives. With the aim to provide comprehensive care with preventive, promotive, assistive and rehabilitative interventions the department was started in August 1997.
The orthotic intervention ranges from plagiocephaly to diabetic neuropathic foot whereas prosthetics aids the amputees from fingers of hand to toes of foot.
The domain of prosthetics and orthotics services are the people in all walks of life who have physical impairments or functional limitations, due, for example, to:
The patients are treated with prosthesis and Orthosis of conventional design as well as imported high technology systems. Out patient as well as inpatient service facilities are provided with reasonable charges.
Department of Prosthetics & Orthotics (Dept. of P&O) is constituted by two functional units; one is Academic unit which runs a bachelor program in prosthetics & orthotics i.e. BPO degree and the clinical unit serves the patients.
KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital & MRC, in collaboration with the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) brings together a dedicated team of physicians, surgeons and healthcare specialists to provide healthcare and hospitality under one roof, thus giving it a perfect academic-and-professional blend.