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Children's innovative prostheses will be assembled in Bashkiria


UFA, 13 December 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Gulfiya Akulova/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.

Innovative children's prostheses of domestic production, developed by the Skolkovo Center, will now be assembled in Bashkiria, the Social Insurance Fund RB reported.

The republic will be another region where the project "Motorika" is being implemented. Now the assembly of components of innovative Russian prostheses, which are second to none in the world, will be carried out in Ufa. It relates to modern active prostheses of the hand and forearm with an external energy source, primarily for children with aplasia and other injuries of the upper extremities, clarifies the agency.

The "Motorika" company is engaged in the production of prostheses. Currently, it has manufactured prostheses for more than a thousand patients and three-quarters of them are children.

These prostheses are relatively cheaper than their import analogues. Patients can fully adapt to everyday life with their help, return the basic possibilities of a healthy hand: take, hold, interact with the world around, ride a bicycle, a scooter and even swim. The design of each prosthesis is individual and is designed together with the child and his parents.

The Social Insurance Fund will provide those who need prostheses as instructed by the medical and social expertise bureau at the expense of funds allocated from the federal budget. At present, five children are already undergoing prosthetic procedures at the Ufa "Prosthetic-Orthopedic Center".

In total this year, the regional branch of the Social Insurance Fund granted 385 upper limb prostheses to citizens for a total of 33 million rubles. In general, according to the results of the year, almost one billion rubles will be spent on providing citizens of the republic with rehabilitation equipment.

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