Purpose of the Department
The department of Prosthetics and Orthotics aim for the better prosthetics and orthotics service through clinical practices, researches and social services.
Director Dr. Toru Akune(Orthopedist)
Chief Nobuya Yamasaki (CPO)
Tomoki Mita (CPO)
Atsuko Mitsumoto (CPO)
Yusuke Okita (Researcher)
6 Lecturers of the P and O college at NRCD are also included.
Our department provides and repairs prostheses and orthoses.
As a national centre, we are supporting people with difficult cases, such
as multiple amputations or an amputee having multiple diseases. We also
are making prosthetics and orthotics for some special purposes.
* Trial for evaluation of mioelectronic upper limb prosthetics *
Research & Development
The department of Prosthetics and Orthotics has cooperated below activities.
* International cooperation
[JICA group training course: Prosthetic and Orthotic Technique]
There are many people, who need prostheses and orthoses, caused by the
war, working accidents, polio, tuberculosis or Hansen's disease at developing
countries, such as Asia or Africa.
The program is available on NCRD letter news (only Japanese)
Photo collection (JICA group training 2009)
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4-1 Namiki, Tokorozawa-City, Saitama-Pref., 359-8555 JAPAN
Phone : +81-4-2995-3100 FAX : +81-4-2995-3667