Improving functions in leprotic hands
Authors: Shah, Atul; Shah, Neela
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation, Volume 22, Numbers 13-14, 10 September 2000 , pp. 591-597(7)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Purpose: In the developed countries there is a shift in the rehabilitation strategy from community based services to work site based services for the disabled. Leprosy disabled are more at a disadvantage that many of them have not had the benefit of disability prevention activities and harbour such hand deformities for which the only solution is community based rehabilitation.
Method/Results: Of the various modalities of rehabilitation the authors consider one for this article suitable for work site based rehabilitation as the Modulan grip-aids.
Conclusion: Essential components of the material and its uses are described with examples.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Comprehensive Leprosy Care Project & Medical Association, Novartis Compound, Diana Cinema Lane, Tardeo, Mumbai 400034, India
Publication date: September 10, 2000