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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...

Pioneering South African Prosthetics: Bridgette’s Partial Bionic Hand Prosthesis

 

Bridgette Mokoena, a patient of prosthetic and orthopaedic specialist Jaco Deist, will be the first South African recipient of an i-digits™ partial hand prosthesis developed by Touch Bionics by Össur. They are set to jet off to Scotland for the procedure on the twelfth of...

Pioneering South African Prosthetics: Jetting Off For The Procedure

 

Prosthetics professional and owner of Deist & Associates, Jaco Deist, and his partial-hand amputee patient, Bridgette Mokoena set off for Scotland on 12 November 2017. They were to meet with Touch Bionics to start testing Bridgette’s new bionic hand. What an exciting few...