Why Reconstructive Surgery ???
The aim of Reconstructive Surgery for leprosy is to correct various deformities caused due to
* Nerve injury.
* Deformed hands,
* Eyelid paralysis,
* Foot drop, and
* Collapsed nose. Reconstructive surgery is an important part of rehabilitation for those affected
Reconstructive surgery is an important part of rehabilitation for those affected by leprosy who have been disabled or disfigured.
Schieffelin Institute of Health Research and Leprosy Centre, a tertiary health care centre for leprosy treatment, has been involved in providing holistic care for the people affected by leprosy since 1955. Holistic care involves rehabilitation through physical, psychological, social and economic interventions.
SIHRLC has been a pioneer in all aspects of management of patients affected by leprosy. This includes prevention and control of disability due to the disease. Reconstructive surgeries for limbs, face and eyelids, deformed due to leprosy are performed at our hospital. Surgeons from Schieffelin Institute, also visit various institutions across the country to perform and train
surgeons in Reconstructive Surgery.