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Top Common Knee Injuries

 

People can suffer from many different types of knee injuries as the knee is a very complex joint with various components that are vulnerable to injuries. Knee injuries are often treated with physiotherapy, orthotics and bracing (some injuries may require surgery).

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Toppie Gray: A Challenging Gift

 

Toppie Gray lost his leg above-the-knee and was left with a short residual limb with a very short femur at the end of his stump. This left it with a lot of soft tissue. Jaco Deist loves a challenge and when he met with Toppie Gray in June of 2018 he said, “What a challenge!...

Undergoing A Symes Amputation

 

A Symes amputation is a surgery that is performed through the ankle joint. The ultimate goal is to remove the foot, while saving the heel pad, which allows the patient to bear weight without prosthesis. Symes amputations are performed when diseased tissue needs to be removed...

Pioneering South African Prosthetics: Jaco Deist

 

Jaco Deist, prosthetics professional and owner of Deist & Associates, has taken on his biggest challenge to date: fitting a bionic prosthetic for a partial-hand amputee, Bridgette Makoena. Deist has an undeniable passion for helping people which is apparent upon meeting...