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Numbers of inpatients at the Physical Rehabilitation Centre, Battambang. Patients are broken up into amputee and non-amputee. Non Amputee patients are those who receive orthopedic support for damaged but intact limbs
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An amputee receives assessment from a physiotherapist. The state of this amputation isn't good due to the bone extending out past the muscle. The limb will need reamputation before a prothesis can be fitted.
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An amputee receives assessment from a physiotherapist. The state of this amputation isn't good due to the bone extending out past the muscle. The limb will need reamputation before a prothesis can be fitted.
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Prothesis are manufactured onsite at the Battambang Physical Rehabilitation Centre. Made from polypropylene they are lightweight, waterproof, easily produced and perform well in the Cambodian climate. 1260 new prosthesis were produced from the Battambang workshop
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customised prosthetic limbs are made to suit each individual. A plaster cast of the stump begins the process and a hollow polypropylene leg is then made around the cast.
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The prosthesis is skillfully moulded by cast in the workshop
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a worker moulds the soft inner lining of a prosthetic leg
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Patients waiting for assessment of their new prosthesis
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Testing of a new prosthesis involving a knee joint.Alignment is checked and tested by walking.
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Patients of the Battambang Physicial Rehabilitation Centre exercise on enw prosthesis. A obstacle course consisting of ramps, stairs and beams gives both patients and staff a chance to assess the prothesis and adjust if necessary.
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Ramps, stairs and beams are used to test the suitability of the new prosthesis.
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Patients from outide Battambang have 2-3 days stay at the centre allowing for the making of the prosthesis and to adjust to a new way of walking.