Artificial Limb Centre

Artificial Limb Centre

Aim: To provide prosthetic support to people with special needs and ensure a better tomorrow for such people.

Overview: The Artificial Limb Center of JSS Hospital was established in the year 1990 with the vision of providing aids/appliances to people with special needs at affordable cost.

JSS Hospital has been recognized under the scheme of ‘Assistance for Disabled Persons (AIDP)’, sponsored by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, for purchase/fitting of aids and appliances. Since establishment, more than 1,000 persons have availed the services and benefits of ALC, JSS Hospital.

Team Members

Dr. Mruthyunjaya
Prof. of Orthopaedics
HOD- Artificial Limb Center
Sanjiv Kumar Barai
Prosthetist and Orthoptist
H. S. Manjunath
Technician
Shivkumaraswamy
Technician
S. Devraj
Leather Technician

Prosthetic and Orthotic Services

The rehabilitation assistive aids/appliances are planned, designed, fabricated and modified to fit immobilized or dysfunctional part of the body for people with special needs to bring back their normal function with the help of prosthetics. Top priority is given to individual’s specific requirement. People who require these aids/appliances are identified by the department not only through walk-ins, but also outreach programs that are conducted in relation to research, teaching, training and camps.

Socio-economic Services

ALC’s objective is to promote social acceptance of people with special needs by integrating rehabilitation process with prosthetics. This is achieved by group counselling where the group includes the individual as well as his/her family members. The counselling is conducted with the help of an NGO with the goal of facilitation and guidance for self-employment from both social and economic aspects.

Facilitation

Various government schemes covering these benefits are explained to the patient during the counselling process. Information related to new devices for rehabilitation available in the market is given to people with special needs during the facilitation process.

Outreach Services

Composite rehabilitation camps are organized in collaboration with the government and NGOs to reach the unreached persons with special needs.

Prosthetic and Orthotic Services

  • Teaching for BPT/MPT students – JSS College of Physiotherapy
  • Training about assistive device availability to NGO
  • Training to MSW students on rehabilitation for socio-economic impact relating disability
  • Develop new design and material trail for technical students who come up with projects from sister concern colleges such as SJCE, Polytechnic for differently abled and SAHAN school.