Prosthesis is an artificial device that replaces a missing body part, which may be lost through trauma, disease, or congenital conditions. Prosthetic amputee rehabilitation is primarily coordinated by a prosthetist and an inter-disciplinary team of health care professionals including psychiatrists, surgeons, physical therapists, and occupational therapists.
Limb prostheses include both upper and lower extremity prostheses. Upper extremity prostheses are used at varying levels of amputation: forequarter, shoulder disarticulation, transhumeral prosthesis, elbow disarticulation, transradial prosthesis, wrist disarticulation, full hand, partial hand, finger, partial finger. Transradial prosthesis is an artificial limb that replaces an arm missing below the elbow. Lower extremity prostheses provide replacements at varying levels of amputation. These include hip disarticulation, transfemoral prosthesis, knee disarticulation, transtibial prosthesis, Syme’s amputation, foot, partial foot, and toe. Transfemoral prosthesis is an artificial limb that replaces a leg missing above the knee.
In Enugu State, U-TOLF has decided to intervene in the provision of free prosthetic hands and legs to people with disabilities in collaboration with Enugu State Ministry of Health and Tolaram Foundation.
Tolaram Foundation provided the prosthesis at no cost for people who need it to enable them live their life completely.