A 14 year old with a congenitaly absence of her right hand and forearm upto just below the elbow joint. Her family cannot afford to change prosthesis because of the cost.She was asked to come to orthopaedic clinic after 18 years of age.There is 6 more years. What are options available to improve her quality of life?
Depending on what country she is in there are different options.
In Canada we have a thing called AISH. This is for people with disabilities of all sorts. In Canada she would be entitled to receive a check every month and her prosthesis would be paid for by the government.
I would check with different government departments in your country to see if they have anything for disabled persons.
thank you for the comment.
We are still a developing country,the government is not able to pay for the prosthesis.there are lot of people without having any means to afford the prosthesis.but after searching ,found that there is a organization that provide prosthesis at an affordable rate.thank you
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