Prosthotic and Orthotics
Prosthotic and Orthotics AIOR Patna
PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS DEPARTMENT
AIOR's Orthotics and Prosthetics Department offers a comprehensive range of rehabilitation services, including assessment, examination, treatment planning, and the creation of prosthetic and orthotic devices. These services are tailored to individuals with neuromuscular or skeletal issues, addressing deformities and abnormalities. The department designs and produces lightweight prostheses and orthoses using locally available materials.
AIOR collaborates with organizations like Transport Corporation of India to provide free prosthetic services and actively participates in camps organized by various NGOs and hospitals.
Dr. Vinod Bhanti leads the department and oversees its operations, situated on the first floor of the hospital's old wing.
There are many reasons why people might require assistive devices such as orthotics & prosthetics. The major difference between orthotics and prosthetics is that while an orthotic device is used to enhance a person's limb, a prosthetic device is used to replace a limb entirely.
An orthotist is a healthcare provider who makes and fits braces and splints (orthoses). These are made for people who need added support for certain body parts. These body parts have been weakened by injury, disease, or disorders of the nerves, muscles, or bones. An orthotist works under a doctor's orders
For example, ankle braces that allow a person to stand straight are orthotics. Also, wrist braces, arm braces, spinal orthotics, and heel casts are orthotic devices. They all work to help those who have pain or difficulty with basic movements to be able to perform these activities again.
If flat feet are causing pain, then supportive, well-fitted shoes can help. Fitted insoles and orthotics or custom-designed arch supports may relieve pressure on the arch and reduce pain if the feet roll too far inward. However, these products only treat the symptoms and do not provide long-lasting benefits.