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Monday, December 28, 2009

Marie Rumbaut a P&O student(Bachelor of Orthopaedic Technology)-Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen(KHK)-GEEL Beligium,has just finish her internship in our department.


This "Kitenge and Kanga" will remind you Tanzania.



I have learned alot from,



We real appreciate your work!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

A Calcaneal Spur

Calcaneal Spur –An exostosis projecting on the planter surface of the calcaneus near the origin of the plantar fascia. It seen on a lateral roentgenogram of the heel. The exostosis may be associated with periosteal thickening and chronic bursitis.

Note: Since one with this problem can experiences the pain at the heel during walking on affected foot, the application of arch support is recommended to relief this pain. During fabrication of this arch support the painful part (at calcaneal) should be considered by adding soft cushion.



An arch support which used to relief pain for one with calcaneal spur,this arch support can also be used for other foot pathology/deformity such as pes planus(foot flat),pes cavus (hollow foot) only that it need some modification according to the deformity.

Friday, December 18, 2009

what is the different?








If we use this word "Prosthetics and Orthotics department" and "Orthopaedic Workshop" Does this make the same means.?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

From Wheel chair to Special sit



Wheel chair; Is a chair mounted on a wheels for the transportation of an occupant who is incapable of ambulation it may be manually or electronically propelled by occupant or by another individual.



Special sit: is when the wheel chair is modified to fullfil another special need(as you can see from the photo above.
This type of secial sit mostly used for children with SPINA BIFIDA even those with severe spine deformity.

SPINA BIFIDA ;Infants born with spina bifida often have an open lesion on their spine(myelomeningocele) where siginificant damage to the nerves and spinal cord has occured.Although the spinal opening can be surgically repaired shortly after birth,the nerve damage is permanent,resulting in varying degrees of paralysis of the lower limbs.
A Spina bifida often leads to results to those of a spinal cord injury.
NOTE:wheel chair after modified can improve quality of life of a concerned child since by using a special sit she/he can even to go to school.




After Special sit,before she could not sit"new life has started"

Hivyo wadau hii baiskeli ya miguu mitatu/minne baada ya kifanyiwa marekebisho kadhaa basi inaweza kubadilisha maisha ya watoto wenye ulemavu pia inampa mzazi unafuu katika malezi kwani muda wote wanawabeba mgongoni,kwa mazingira haya hata shughuli za uzalishaji kwao ni ngumu,bali wanapotengenezewa kifaa kama hicho kina kuwa ni msaada mkubwa kwao,kwani hatimaye mtoto anaweza kwenda shule(ingawa inabidi apate meza/dawati maalum)
Watoto wenye mahitaji maalum kama haya wako wengi hivyo kumbuka kama unaweza kupata hizi baiskeli za magurudumu matatu/manne(ndogo za watoto ambapo upatikanaji wake si mkubwa kama za watu wazima) na tukiwasiliana basi ujue utaleta mabadiliko kwa jamii.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

First Endoskeletal Legs projuced in Indonesian University.

The Jakarta Globe reports that one Indonesian university has built its first group of endoskeletal prostheses. A team of four faculty members at Sabelas Maret University, Surakarta, Central Java, took about a week to produce two legs.

Lobes Herdiman, head of the technical planning and research engineering laboratory led the team. “The endoskeletal prosthetic leg is modular in nature, thus it can be assembled, removed and fine-tuned and adjusted. It’s very flexible,” Herdiman was quoted as saying. “The legs will enable users to do things like bend their knees, wear shoes, tie shoelaces and sit cross-legged,” an unusual feat in a country where exoskeletal legs are common.

Herdiman also stated that with the success of the legs, his group has begun to work on endoskeletal upper-limb prostheses.

Source:The O&P EDGE.

Monday, December 7, 2009

From orthopaedic dictionary.

Macrodactyly- A rare congenital anomaly of gigantism in fingers or less commonly toes.There is enlargement of all structures of involved digit.





Polydactylism- One or more extra digits on the hands or feet.These digits vary from a simple skin tag to developed digits with osseous and neurovascular structures.treatmentusually consists of removal of the supernumerary part.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Prosthetic feet


SACH Foot,
S.A.C.H =Soft Ankle Cushioning Heel.

Prosthetic feet may divided into a number of categories,weather its conventional or dynamic response should provide the following function;
should be;
-joint simulation
-stable weight bearing base of support
-shock absorption
-muscle simulation
-and Cosmetic appearence.