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Kalam Raju Coronary Stent
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Floor Reaction Orthosis
Orbital Implant
Titanium Bone and Dental Implant
Critical Care Ventilators
Laparoscopic Surgery Training Simulator
 
 
 
     
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FLOOR REACTION ORTHOSIS

DRDO has been carrying out R&D work for the development of assistive devices for the physically handicapped. In this context a low cost indigenous Floor Reaction Orthosis [FRO] has been developed, which is a remedy for polio patients whose quadriceps muscles are paralysed. FRO works on cantilever principle, wherein, when body weight is applied the reaction forces from the floor cause a turning movement which locks the frail knee joint. This turning movement is applied through the lateral uprights in order to lock the frail knee joint which DRDO has developed recently. The fabrication process of the FRO involves making a positive plaster cast of polio affected limb with a relief on pressure sensitive zones, namely, head of the fibula, navicular bone, medial and lateral mallolos. FRO consists of three modular pieces namely, foot piece, lateral uprights and knee piece. On plaster of paris cast polypropylene sheet is draped thermoformed separately for patellar cross piece, foot plate and UD glass reinforced polypropylene is draped thermoformed for lateral uprights. Finally all modular pieces are welded to make the final product. The product is marketed by ALIMCO, Kanpur.

Address of Manufacturer :

Artificial Limb Manufacturing Corporation of India
(A Govt. of India undertaking)
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
G.T.Road, KANPUR – 208016
Phone : 0512-2770172 / 2770897
Fax : 0512-2770617
Email : alimco_hq@vsn.net
Website : www.artlimbs.com

 
 
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