DOI: 10.1097/pxr.0000000000000265 ISSN:

The need for prosthetic and orthotic rehabilitation inclusion in early pediatric intervention centers in India: A viewpoint

Akshay Kumar, Vinita
  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)

The article focuses on the need for prosthetic and orthotic services in India to improve the quality of life of children with disabilities through early identification and intervention. Early intervention is the earliest identification and comprehensive service and support for children with developmental delays and disabilities ranging from 0 to 6 years to improve their ability to adapt to society. A practical early intervention delays or prevents future complications and prepares the child for functional adult life. It may positively affect the quality of life of the differently abled and their family members, and they can lead an active personal and social life. Also, such interventions promote the well-being and dignity of the differently abled and their parents, which may result in national economic progress. Prosthetic and orthotic rehabilitation facilities under the leadership of qualified professionals are needed in India's government and private setups.

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