Category Information and Guidance

Social Stigma – Help create awareness to change society’s mindset 

By providing a limb to a child we help them get back to their school and take part in educational and sports activities. They are better able to reintegrate into society. We must create better awareness as there is a… Continue Reading →

Why does a person who is growing need a new limb every 6 months?

We normally provide the Jaipur type casual limbs (for adults) and provide the modular limbs which are better aligned to children and young adults. The cost of a modular limb is much higher than a casual limb. Since a child… Continue Reading →

Prosthetist & Orthotist

Prosthetist and Orthotist is a health care profession that is part of the healthcare professional team. The field is commonly referred to as P&O.  Prosthetist  A prosthetist is healthcare profession who provide clinical assessment, prescription, design, fabrication of Prostheses, gait analysis… Continue Reading →

How Diabetes can lead to amputation

Diabetes is linked to two other conditions that raise the chances of foot amputation: peripheralartery disease (PAD) and diabetic neuropathy.PAD can narrow the arteries that carry blood to the legs and feet and make the patient morelikely to get ulcers… Continue Reading →

Diabetes: Types, Symptoms & Management

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body cannot make good use of the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas, that acts… Continue Reading →

Causes of Amputation

Diseases Diabetes Mellitus. (DM) / Type 2 diabetes Peripheral Arterial disease – Poor circulation because of the damage or narrowing ofthe arteries, called peripheral arterial disease. Without adequate blood flow, the body’scells cannot get oxygen and nutrients they need from… Continue Reading →

Amputation

Amputation/limb loss can be sub divided into 2 types: Major limb loss – a trans-humeral, trans-radial, trans-femoral, or trans-tibial amputation Minor limb loss – an amputation of the hand, digits, toes, or at the mid foot level (Varma et al.,… Continue Reading →

CFINS Amputee Guide

Amputee Guide in Sinhala, Tamil and English

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