The loss of body parts may have been the result of an accident or mishap or amputation owing to medical conditions like diabetes or gangrene or cancer

or in some cases the defect may be congenital i.e people are born with this handicap where a limb / a body part may be missing. Such a condition prevents a person from leading a normal life. There may also be cases where people suffering from conditions like polio or muscular degeneration need an external support for movement and strength to go about their day to day activities.
A Prosthesis, or what is commonly known as an artificial limb is an extension or replacement of a missing or damaged body part. It can be an artificial leg, an entire hand or just the palms of hands or feet etc. 
Those professionals who deal with prosthesis are called Prosthetists.

Lower Limb Prosthesis

Prosthetic Devices (Artificial Limbs) are functional and Cosmetic replacement of the missing part of the amputated limb. The amputee who lost part of his Lower limb can use Artificial limb for walking.

The department of Prosthetics and Orthotics fabricate and fit

  • Partial Foot Prosthesis,
  • Symes Prosthesis,
  • Bellow Knee Prosthesis,
  • Through Knee Prosthesis,
  • Above Knee Prosthesis,
  • Hip Disarticulation Prosthesis

Upper Limb Prosthesis:

The Upper Limb Prosthesis are designed and fabricated for Upper Limb Amputees for grasp function and cosmetic appearance. The various types of Upper Limb Prosthesis designed and fabricated by the department are

  • Partial Hand Prosthesis,
  • Carpometacarpal Prosthesis,
  • Wrist Disarticulation Prosthesis,
  • Below elbow Prosthesis,
  • Above Elbow Prosthesis
  • Shoulder Disarticulation Prosthesis.