Orthotics and Prosthetics Services

Orthosis: An externally applied device used to support the weakened part of the body. They support the lower limbs, upper limbs or spine as applicable and may be used in congenital or acquired deformity for prevention or deformity correction.

Orthoses are prescribed for the following clinical conditions:

  • Stroke
  • Road traffic accident (Traumatic brain or Spinal cord injury)
  • Hand and foot deformities
  • Spina bifida
  • Post polio residual paralysis
  • Scoliosis
  • Leprosy and numerous other clinical conditions.
Prosthesis: Prosthesis is a device which replaces the missing part of the whole extremity or a part of it artificially. They are also known as artificial limbs. Prosthesis can be
  • Cosmetic –to provide normal appearance e.g. nasal prosthesis, finger prosthesis, ear prosthesis etc.
  • Functional –to substitute for function of the missing part e.g. below knee prosthesis etc.
Role of orthotist: Orthotist is an important member of the multidisciplinary neurorehabilitation team. Orthotist works towards early detection and prevention of the deformity. They have an important role in improving the functional outcome modifying their livelihood and improving quality of life.

Samesh Kumar Mandal

  • Diploma in Prosthetics and Orthotics Engineering (NIOH, Kolkata) in 2000
  • Trained in Jaipur Foot technology ( SDM Hospital, Jaipur)
  • Trained in Anesthetic footwear, (TLM, Purulia)
  • Experience of 20years
    1. Worked in Leporsy Mission Hospital: 8years
    2. National Institute of Locomotor Disability outreach: 3years
  • Joined Institute of Neurosciences in Nov 2014
  • Special interest: Stroke related orthoses

Orthotics and Prosthetics Services