Prosthetics and Orthotics

Ph: 0831-2473777, Ext. No: 1820, 1320 | Email: – alcklehospital@gmail.com

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:

  • Non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, stroke, cancer and peripheral vascular disease;

  • Communicable diseases, such as tuberculosis, poliomyelitis and Buruli ulcers;

  • Injuries due to falls, road traffic and industrial accidents, natural disasters, war and conflicts;

  • Congenital anomalies or limb deficiencies;

  • Degenerative changes in the spine, hip, knee, foot, ankle or upper limbs; and

  • Cerebral palsy

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.

Papers Published

  • Prosthetic Rehabilitation of Bilateral Tibial Hemimelia: A Case Report. (RGUHS Journal of Physiotherapy)
  • Effect of LTTP Orthosis on Correction of Congenital Posteromedial Bowing of Tibia: A Case Report. (Lifeline, Journal of KLE Dr Prabhakar Kore Hospital & MRC)

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