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Treatment - amputation

This illustration shows a basic below knee prosthesis from Africa and the celebrated Jaipur foot from India, each made locally.

The informed decision to amputate should be considered carefully and individually, including both the patient and family.
The surgeon’s job is to inform the patient about realistic expectations.
Different cultures, countries and religions bring different perspectives to this controversy. In many parts of the world, simple inexpensive but useful prosthesis can be made locally.

This illustration shows a basic below knee prosthesis from Africa and the celebrated Jaipur foot from India, each made locally.