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Reference : V-F-CR-F-00581
Date : 01/2000
Country/Region : CAMBODIA
Title : Centre d'appareillage orthopédique de Battambang : prothèses fémorales = Battambang's prosthetic workshop : trans-femoral prosthesis
Duration : 00:14:24
Director : VANDER BORGHT, Eric
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
Cameraman : unknown
Description : The ICRC Prosthetic workshop in Battambang, Cambodia was set up in 1991 to provide low-cost, prostheses to amputees, many of whom are victims of mines.
This video follows the ICRC's process of fabricating a trans-femoral prosthesis for an amputee - from the first measurements, through to the final check. The prosthesis is made from polypropylene, a material which is cheap, recyclable and easy to obtain and store - and for the amputee, the finished prosthesis is light and strong. This process has been standardised so that amputees in Cambodia and other war-affected countries can have their prostheses repaired or adjusted in workshops operated by other organisations.
Original language : English
Other language : International soundtrack; French
French title : Centre d'appareillage orthopédique de Battambang : prothèses fémorales
English title : Battambang's prosthetic workshop : trans-femoral prosthesis
Colour/B&W : colour
Original material/format : Betacam SX
Best material/format available : DVCam

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