Artificial limbs

AFO & Artificial Limb CasesArtificial limbs 

 

GIVES strives to aid those who require the prosthesis and equipment necessary to live a more normal and independent life.  

 


AFO

Many cerebral palsy (CP) kids have spasticity. In other words, their muscles remain tight while their bones continue to grow. In turn, their muscles become shorter than their bones. Their movements become very inappropriate and difficult as their feet can’t stand flat on the ground. Therefore, their ankle joints are unable to move.  This disease prevents the patient from functioning properly in their day to day life. 

 

To prevent the contraction of the ankle, the kids need to stretch their leg muscle and ankle joint.  They need an Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) to help them hold their feet at a right angle, enabling them to walk.  The device fits inside a child's shoes so that he may walk around while wearing it.  A child’s foot is modeled for making the orthosis, so the contraption perfectly fits the individual.  The AFO’s generally last for six months, as the child outgrows it.  In most cases, the child may not need the orthosis after 6 months, since the feet are able to walk without the support of the device. Only in very severe cases are they needed for longer periods.  

 

At present, there are quite a few children who need this treatment. Their progress will be periodically monitored.  

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Case 1

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Name: Liu Miao Ling

 

 

Age: 2.5 years old

 

 

 

Medical Problem : Cerebral Palsy (spactic)

 

She suffered from toes walking and hyperextension of the knees.

 

She needed a pair of AFO to improve her gait and support her knee joints, which allowed her to walk independently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case 2

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Name: Qiu Kui Biao

 

 

Age: 8 years old

 

Medical Problem: Cerebral Palsy

 

CP patient suffered from toes walking, where his heels couldn't touch the ground.

 

 With a pair of AFO's, he was able to walk properly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case 3

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Name: Yan Zhen Lin

 

 

Age: 8 years old

 

Medical Problem: Cerebral Palsy

 

Had an operation on his legs to elongate his tendons. He had problems with his ankle joints, with his left side more severe.

 

GIVES provided him with a short dynamic AFO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case 5

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Name: Liu Le

 

 

Age: 5 years old

 

Medical Problem: Cerebral Palsy (spastic)

 

GIVES provided him with a pair of special dynamic AFO to fix his toes walking, ankles eversion and hyperextended knees. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case 6

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Name: Kang Ling Ling

 

 

Age: 5 years old

 

Medical Problem : Cerebral Palsy (spastic)

 

With a pair of short dynamic AFO, she was able to overcome her motor problems caused by the onset of CP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case 7

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Name: Tian Bo Hui

 

 

Age: 6 years old

 

Medical Problem : Cerebral Palsy (spastic)

 

With your contributions, he received a pair of AFO to fix his toes walking and ankles eversion.  He also received a gaitor to relax the abductors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case 8

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Name: Ma Si Heng

 

 

Age: 9 years old

 

Medical Problem : Cerebral Palsy (spastic)

 

He suffered from toes walking and ankles eversion, with his left side being more severe.  With a new pair of special dynamic AFO, he was able to overcome his symptoms and make a recovery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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