Artificial leg with Jaipur artificial foot, 1982.

Fernandes, Iris

 
Artificial leg with Jaipur artificial foot, 1982.
4 0 c m
 
35cm
actual image size: 27cm x 32cm

Description

Below knee artificial leg, with Jaipur foot, (left), and Jaipur artificial foot (right), for Symes amputee, made in India. A Symes amputation is one at ankle level, just above the foot. The ball of the heel is retained because of its weight-bearing ability. The Jaipur Foot was developed in India 1970 by orthopaedic surgeon Dr Pramod Karan Sethi and sculptor Ram Chandra. It provided an appropriate, low-cost and aesthetic alternative to the Western limb designs otherwise available. The design has revolutionised the lives of thousands of amputees in the developing world.

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