HMC prosthetics department presents a high-tech device for straightening the lower limbs

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Doha: The prosthetics department of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) conducted a training workshop on the use of a newly introduced technique known as (C-BRACE) for lower limb straightening in patients with limb deformities.

The three-day workshop was conducted by the Ottobock Academy, the organization that developed the technique. The workshop, which took place at HMC’s Qatar Rehabilitation Center (QRI), brought together a number of healthcare professionals from HMC’s QRI, Occupational Therapy Unit and Prosthetics Department.

Aamer Ahmad Hawaftha, supervisor of HMC’s prosthetics department, said the newly introduced technique is considered a breakthrough in limb straightening technology and will have a big impact on the quality of life of prosthetic patients who live with paralysis of the limbs. lower limbs due to spinal or brain injury. , muscle weakness, poliomyelitis or other disorders”.

This innovative technique consists of installing an electronic assistance device on the lower limbs of the patients and can be programmed according to the needs of the patients. It simulates the functional movement of joints, thus minimizing, to a large extent, the effort exerted by patients by giving them more mobility and independence, Hawaftha added.

The workshop included training sessions on installing and programming the new device as well as educating patients on the proper use of the device to achieve optimal results. Workshop participants received an international certificate for the installation, programming and monitoring of this high-tech device.

Prosthetics services are available at QRI, Rumaila Hospital and Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital.

These services, which are provided by highly qualified specialists in the field of rehabilitation, prosthetics and occupational therapy, are aimed at improving the quality of life of patients and achieving a high level of therapeutic results.

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