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Case Studies - There are many types of Disabilities
Amputees
  Link to what is "Phantom Limb"

Inspiring Entrepreneurial Story: Invention for Amputees Develop by a Novice. Here’s a great story about entrepreneurship. It also reminds one of what anyone can do if they just apply themselves. In a recent article we read about Katherine Bomkamp, a 20-year-old who has developed a prosthetic device, the Pain Free Socket, that is intended to ease phantom limb pain in amputees. Click on image for article

Hearing
  Link to Online Hearing Test



Anatomy of the Ear (click to enlarge image)


Hearing Evaluation System (Click image to download)

Torticollis (Twisted Neck)

Torticollis literally means "twisted neck". It is derived from the Latin terms torta meaning twisted and collum meaning neck. The term "torticollis" actually refers to the positioning of the head. There are many underlying conditions that can cause a head and neck position that would be considered torticollis.

The version of torticollis most commonly found in infants is Congenital Muscular Torticollis, meaning:
Congenital - present at birth
Muscular - affecting the muscles
Torticollis - literally means 'twisted neck'   Click for more information about Torticollis

Photos of this young girl from a poor family treated with PT for Torticollis at Hope Centre, Gulmi, Nepal

Burns
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Club Foot

A club foot, or congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV), is a congenital deformity involving one foot or both. The affected foot appears rotated internally at the ankle. TEV is classified into 2 groups: Postural TEV or Structural TEV. Without treatment, persons afflicted often appear to walk on their ankles, or on the sides of their feet. It is a common birth defect, occurring in about one in every 1,000 live births. Approximately 50% of cases of clubfoot are bilateral. In most cases it is an isolated dysmelia. This occurs in males more often than in females by a ratio of 2:1.

Click for more information about Club Foot at Wikipedia website

Click for photos of Teke's Club Feet operations and progress
Click here for Video of Teke's progress

Click here for Sita's Story, operation and recovery (pdf)

 

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