What is Polio?
Polio is an infectious disease caused by a Poliovirus which results in crippling deformities of the lower limbs over the years, causing an inability to walk. For thousands of years Polio has existed, with depictions of the disease in ancient art.
Individuals affected from by Polio require surgery not only on for the bones but also the affected muscles to reduce the deformity resulting in a straight leg allowing the individual to walk with or without caliper. Individuals in many cases affected with from Polio undergo the following problems hampering with their mobility:
- Walking disorder( Hand to knee gait)
- Deformity in the foot
- Hanging foot
- Shortening of leg
- Very weak and short leg
- Hip instability
Various surgeries have been performed and improvised by Dr. Amar Sarin to provide mobility and improve the quality of life for various patients. For individuals infected with Polio Dr. Sarin performs various surgeries that include:
- Deformity correction
- Joint stability
- Fusion of joints
- Angle correction
- Limb lengthening surgery
Over 75 successful surgeries for individuals affected with Polio have been performed by Dr. Amar Sarin.
Common foot defromities in Polio