At the Jeevan Asha Hospital & Rehabilitation Center, we provide 10 different types of prosthesis. One of our achievements at the centre was treating a patient using Hip Disarticulation Prosthesis. Pintu Patel lost his complete leg that could not be replaced with any type of artificial lower limb prosthesis. Our development team in the prosthesis department came out with a solution, and we were able to fit HD prosthesis. Thus, becoming the only artificial limb centre in India that provides free of cost HD modular prosthesis.
ThakurSehdev is another patient at JAHRC who helped us set an example of excellence and dedication of our work. He was a bilateral patient and needed two different prosthesis; for him, we developed Special Extensive Prosthesis of different measures. After a week of alignment and training, he was able to walk properly. At JAHRC, we not only believe in providing physical aid to our patients but also in providing emotional and mental support to boost their confidence, helping them to rehabilitate in society.
People like Pintu Patel and ThakurSehdev are our heroes and inspiration to work, who instil faith in us and motivate us to travel an extra mile to give hope and realise dreams of many specially-abled people.
AK1 (Above Knee Prosthesis 1 or upper limb Prosthesis) (Prosthesis cost – Rs. 21,000)
At JAHRC, AK1 prosthesis are made using carbon fibre socket and single-axis knee. Single-axis knee aids balance and supports the weight of the body. It helps people with disability to balance well and lead a normal and healthy life. Single-axis knee helps in providing easy movement so that people can manage their work without needing physical support from anyone. We use ManakAdapter and supportive equipment at JAHRC for our prosthesis. We also make our prosthesis to be user-friendly and water-resistant for making the lives of specially-abled people simpler.
AK2 (Above Knee Prosthesis or upper limb Prosthesis 2) (Prosthesis cost – Rs. 81,000)
AK2 prosthesis are made with suction socket and polycentric knee. The suction socket is used to provide greater ease of use to polycentric, making activities for people with disability smooth and effortless. The polycentric knee is designed to work as a natural body part, and therefore, it is more firm and durable. It also aids greater balance because of its strength and movement easiness. Its graphic look is consistent, and it provides balance up to 15 degrees. Polycentric knee reduces the size of calves, protecting the user from fall and imbalances. To increase the movement of our patients, our team introduced pneumatic joints as per patient’s requirements. Pneumatic knee joints bring faster and circular movement and are considered to be in the higher range of joints worldwide.
BK1&BK2 (Below Knee Prosthesis 1 & 2 or lower limb Prosthesis 1 & 2) (BK1 Prosthesis cost – Rs. 11,000)
(BK2Prosthesis cost – Rs. 51,000)
For below the knee prosthesis, we provide carbon fibre socket and one low profile carbon foot. Low profile carbon foot is highly valuable over other prosthesis as it has various distinct features. These features make the use of prosthesis extremely comfortable and user-friendly. It consists of a water drain port placed inside a water-friendly system in the prosthesis that drains out the water from the prosthesis. It also consists of a toe-rollover that increases the movement of the legs providing greater movability, comfort, and ease of working. BK1 and BK2also have a bridge foot that provides comfort while using prosthesis. In the lust of giving better life solutions, Jeevan Asha along with our technical support team introduced K-2, K-3 level carbon foot and glass fibre foot making JAHRC the only NGO in India that provides high tech prosthesis. BK1 is made using modern-day technology to offer patients with complete prosthesis solution.
Mayo electric prosthesis (Prosthesis cost – Rs. 1, 31,000)
The electricity produced in a muscle when it contracts is called Mayo electricity. The intensity of the electricity produced is very minor to operate a electric motor, so in Mayo electric prosthesis we use a surface electrode,which receives the electricity produced in the muscles and amplify it to a threshold level and then send it to a electric hand powered a energy cell to open and close it depending on the signal received.
Mechanical prosthesis(Prosthesis cost – Rs. 21,000)
Mechanical prosthesis is otherwise called body powered prosthesis. In this there is a harness with control cable connects the sound side of the patient with the prosthesis and patient has to to some tricky body movement which helps to open and close the prosthesis. Opening and closing possible only in certain positions.
Procedure of prosthesis fitment
Jeevan Asha Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre is the only NGO in India that provides free of cost prosthesis. We provide high-tech prosthesis solutions to our patients to give them more support and efficiency. Our team of specialists and manufacturers ensure efficiency in our daily operations. The process of Limb Fitment at JAHRC is a short yet effective procedure.
We take a week to complete the procedure right from manufacturing prosthesis in our workshop to fitting the limb to patients and providing them with gait training. A six steps procedure is followed to enhance efficiency and make the process smooth and easy.
In the first step of limb fitment, assessment of the patient's stump is carried out along with a full-body examination to get information about the patient's general health condition. This ensures curating an appropriate and effective treatment for an individual patient. On examining a patient's stump, we recommend pre-fitting stump care or physiotherapy, if required.
In this stage, we take the measurement of patient’s stump in inches, and then, with the help of POP bandages, we create a replica of the stump. This is then used to make carbon fibre laminated socket. The POP mould obtained from casting is modified in our fully equipped workshop to give proper shape and size to the prosthesis.
After casting, the POP mould is safely removed from the patient's stump, and the mould is taken for pouring and further modifications to our workshop. In this process, we pour the POP paste in the mould, and after a few hours of drying, the POP mould is taken for modification. This process is important as the mould is modified biochemically, giving it an anatomical shape finally. After this process, the modified mould is taken for fabrication.
- Socket Fabrication and Alignment
The process of fabrication is an elongated procedure and requires precision. We design a carbon laminated socket from the POP mould and connect other parts of prosthesis. The socket is the heart of the prosthesis as it connects prosthesis with residuum. In our own designed prosthesis, we use socket to provide comfort and suspension. Keeping these things in our mind, we at Jeevan Asha and Rehabilitation Centre create a double layer socket with vacuum lamination technology. The double-layer socket provides immense comfort and eases to our patients, making us a dominant and preferred NGO in providing the best prosthesis solutions. The inner socket is made from flexible foam. This foam is used to give comfort to the patients by protecting patients’ stump from possible skin problems. Moreover, it is waterproof and helps in making prosthesis comfortable for use. The outer socket of the prosthesis is made from carbon lamination, which is connected to other parts of the prosthesis. After the process of fabrication, we move to the final stage of alignment in limb fitment process.
The process of alignment is the crucial stage in prosthesis development. In this stage, all the finished parts are first assembled. This process is considered critical as wrong assembling can spoil the entire prosthesis. Therefore, this stage requires immense focus, as well as supervision. We have specially trained staff for the assembling stage. After this stage, the prosthesis is ready for testing and is taken to gait training rooms.
The whole procedure of prosthesis development and fitting is divided into five different stages. All these procedures are carried out on our premises under the supervision of our highly skilled specialists. This whole procedure is completed in 3-4 days varying from patient to patient.
The completed prosthesis is now tested on the patient in this stage. Training is considered the most important part of limb fitment at our hospital. This is so because even with a good prosthesis, a patient will not be able to walk if he/she has not completed gait training. In gait training, we provide different types of training to our patients, like weight-bearing training, straight walking training, and other exercises, so that they can understand the use of prosthesis and can learn to work independently without the support of other. All these are carried out under the supervision of our doctors in the gait training wing of the hospital.
We, at Jeevan Asha Hospital and Rehabilitation centre, give gait training the utmost priority as we understand its value to the patients. The process of training varies from patient to patient depending on their requirements and type of prosthesis. It usually takes 2-3 days for a patient to feel comfortable with the prosthesis, but we recommend a week’s training to all our patients.