No mean feet

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 27 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1301

In this profile of Pramod Karan Sethi (who invented two prostheses, known as the Jaipur foot and the Jaipur limb (a below-the-knee prosthesis)) by Dinesh Singhal and Samiran Nundy, several inaccuracies may have misled readers (3 April, pp 789). It is the limb (not the foot, as we stated) that is tailor made (and takes 45 minutes to an hour to fit); the foot is taken from available stock. The costs for the foot and the limb are higher than stated—currently 250 rupees (£3; $5.50; €4.70) and 1500 rupees respectively. The workshop that Dr Sethi helped to set up was in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (not in Vietnam, as we stated), although he did train technicians from Vietnam.


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