Category Archives: Case Studies

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 +

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 +

Sajjan fitted with prosthetic limb

  Sajin, a 9 year old boy, met with a terrible accident that resulted in the loss of his left leg. Being unable to walk and run around like a typical child brought on depression. Add to this, an accompanying diffidence, and this becomes a heavy burden for any person to carry. Let alone a child. The family heard of Mukti through relatives and approached the foundation for assistance. Sajin’s leg was evaluated and fitted with a prosthetic limb. Now, he excels at both academic Read More +

Anand, fitted with a prosthetic limb

  Anand, a 30 year old man, met with an unfortunate accident. He had to have his left leg amputated below the knee. Following this, he was abandoned by family and friends and had no support system. Having heard about Mukti through word of mouth, he approached the foundation and was fitted with a prosthetic limb within a day. He had a chance to meet other handicapped people at the foundation. Moreover, he was able to practice standing and walking without support. He says this Read More +