Plastic drainpipes do service as artificial limbs

03/13/2013 | BBC · Birmingham Mail (U.K.)

A British orthopedic surgeon provided low-cost prostheses made of plastic drainpipes to help amputees in a Syrian refugee camp. Viquar Qurashi used metal pins and leather straps to attach the molded limbs and rubber feet. While the prostheses are rudimentary, Qurashi noted that a costly device "will be of little use to someone who doesn’t have the money, technology and tools to maintain it.” He has also fitted amputees in his home country of Pakistan and hopes to expand to other developing countries.

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