3 June 2012

Angola: Orthopaedic Centre Produces Over 30 Prosthesis Per Month

Lubango — The Regional Orthopaedic Centre of south Huila province currently produces 35 femoral and tibia prosthesis per month, 10 large and small orthotics, and carries out about 15 club foot corrections, the institution's director, Carlos Manuel

Mendonça said this Sunday in the city of Lubango, provincial capital.

Speaking to the press about the development of the centre's activity, the interviewee also informed that the centre also carries out seven malformation corrections, while its capacity of crutches reaches 100 pairs, with possibility of increase depending on demand.

The manager said they were receiving requests from the provinces of Cunene and Namibe, with which there is close collaboration with the staff of Social Welfare and Former Combatants sectors, which transport patients to Huila for the corrections.

According to the interviewee, there is a training camp where patients re-learn how to walk for a period of 15 days, learning to cross bridges with prosthesis, changing direction, climbing the stairs without ramps and other aspects.

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