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Immediate Fitment of Prefabricated Orthoses in Corrective Surgery Camps

Keywords: Surgical Camp , Prefabricated Orthosis , Locomotor disability

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In surgical camps, deformity correction and immobilizationby Plaster of Paris (POP) cast is a routine methodfollowed in about four weeks by removal of sutures/plaster and provision of orthosis. A new technique wasdeveloped in which after corrective surgery, instead ofPOP cast pre-fabricated orthosis were fitted in 236 caseswith lower limb deformities following post polio residualparalysi and cerebral palsy.Use of pre-fabricated orthosis, immediately after surgeryin these camps reduced the cost markedly besides beingconvenient to fit the orthosis in one go.

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