Artificial leg with Jaipur artificial foot, 1982.

Made:
1982 in India

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Below knee artificial leg, with Jaipur foot, made in India, 1982

Below knee artificial leg, with Jaipur foot (1982-1211), and Jaipur artificial foot, for Symes amputee (1982-1210), made in India, 1982. The Jaipur Foot was developed in India 1970 by orthopaedic surgeon Dr Pramod Karan Sethi and sculptor Ram Chandra. It provided an appropriate, low cost and aesthetic alternative to the Western limb designs otherwise available. The design has revolutionised the lives of thousands of amputees in the developing world.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
1982-1211
Materials:
foot, rubber, foot, wood, leg, cloth, leg, resin and straps, leather
type:
prostheses
credit:
SMS Medical College and Hospital