Reference : V-P-KP-E-00018
Date : 16/07/2013
Country/Region : NORTH KOREA
Caption : Pyongyang, Rakrang Physical Rehabilitation Centre. The Rakrang centre is supported by the ICRC in close coordination with the Red Cross Society of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Photographer : UNTERNAEHRER, Martin
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC support consists of on-the-job training as well as instruction in physiotherapy and in prosthetics and orthotics. The ICRC also provides components for manufacturing prostheses and orthoses and contributes to repairs to the premises and to running costs.

A bilateral amputee is using the parallel bars during gait training exercises while learning to walk on protheses. The ICRC ortho-prosthetist observes him to see how the prosthesis fits and how the amputee is walking with it. Certain issues can then be addressed by doing adjustements to the prosthesis.

Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour