Mukti – the beacon of hope for people with disabilities!

The word ‘Mukthi” from Sanskrit means “to liberate from difficulties” and that exactly Mukti, the organization, does to people with disability. I vividly remember the pain that I underwent in walking with those heavy metal calipers given by Government hospitals in 2002. I was doing my MBA in one of the Business Schools then. I had to move around the college to go to training labs, conference and class rooms. I found it extremely difficult to cope-up with the challenges and at one point I Read More +

A new four bar poly-centric knee joint

We have tried a new type of joint with our patient Jagdish. D-rev re-motion knee joint is a four bar poly-centric knee joint which enables amputee to walk with a comfortable , natural and stable gait. It was fitted to one of our old patients Jagdhish who has been treated by Mukti from his childhood. He is now a mechanical engineer.     

Story of a chess player and instructor

Mr. V. Kannan came to Mukti today to be fitted with a special prosthesis for his left lower extremity. He is 26 years old and is a native of Gingee, Villupuram District. He was born with a birth defect called “Fibular Hemimelia” where part or all of the fibular bone is missing and there is associated limb length discrepancy. He underwent a series of four corrective surgeries during his early childhood. He used to walk with the help of crutches until 2010. He was fitted Read More +

Mukti gets a Scottish touch to its process

Mukti abuzz with activity with the arrival of six-member team from the University of Strathclyde – two lecturers /prosthetic clinicians and four prosthetic students, also accompanied by two Manipal Institute of Technology Biomedical students. Andrew Hunter, Astrid Blake, Frances Timmons and Katy Leslie, senior undergraduate bio-medical students of University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, have been busy all Spring and summer. They were told they would be visiting Mukti, a charitable organisation in Chennai that has been fitting the needy with artificial limbs free of cost Read More +

Story of a Cobbler

Mr. Mohandass, a 63-year-old male, came all the way from Nooranad, Kerala, to MUKTI to be fitted with artificial limbs for the first time (bilateral BKA, below-knee amputation). A resident of Government Leprosy Sanatorium at Nooranad, a fellow inmate mentioned about MUKTI to him. Due to leprosy and diabetes, he lost both his lower limbs; the left lower limb had to go first about three years ago, soon to be followed by the right lower limb about one-and-a-half years ago. He was all smiles when Read More +