How much does artificial limb cost in Nigeria?

Artificial limbs prosthesis

 

In medicine, a prosthesis or prosthetic implant is an artificial device that replaces a missing body part, which may be lost through trauma, disease, or a condition present at birth (congenital disorder). Prostheses are intended to restore the normal functions of the missing body part Amputee rehabilitation is primarily coordinated by a physiatrist as part of an inter-disciplinary team consisting of physiatrists, prosthetics, nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists, Prosthetic  is  an  artificial  limb  that  helps  an individual with amputation to restore the lost part of the body and  neuroskeletomotor  function.

 

The  existence  of  prosthetic makes  it  possible for  individual  with amputation  to  perform their daily task and remove the barrier of social participation. An ideal prosthetic usually constitutes characteristic as having the  ability  of  20°  dorsiflexion,  20°  eversion  movement  and 117%  energy  return  efficiency.

Artificial limbs prosthetics

Cost

When it comes to get getting a Artificial Limb In Nigeria.

The big question is “How much do Artificial Limbs Cost?”

The cost can vary, Due to the level of damage or Body type, Our Products break down the cost due to specificity of the patient and Patient Budget, with high budget Prosthetics and Low budget Prosthetics we give our patient the liberty of choice, at  Orthofitorthopedic we factor every string of possibility into account but for now we will try to break The Average National Prosthetic Cost down for you below

 

The following below has been provided from various source and come in range depending on your needs

Toes, foot or ankle Prosthesis N450,000 – 2.2million

Below Knee Prosthesis N550,000 – 2.5million

Through the Knee Prosthesis N750,000 – 3.5million

Above Knee Prosthesis N750,000 – 3.5million

Hip Prosthesis N950,000 – 5million

Through the wrist ProsthesisN650,000 – 2million

Finger Prosthesis Cosmetic N250,000 – 1.5 million

Finger Prosthesis Functional Above N5 Million

Below Elbow Prosthesis N650,000 – 2.5million

Through the elbow Prosthesis N650,000 – 2.5million

Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO) N120,000 – N500,000

Ankle Foot Orhtosis (AFO) N80,000 – N350,000

Caliper (Polio) N80,000 – N400,000

Shoe Raise (Different leg lenght) N60,000 – N150,000

 

The price also depends on what type of limb an amputee is looking for.

Is an arm, a wrist, fingers, foot or knee and foot.

 

Then you have to go into what materials each is made with, all of which affect the price of the Artificial limb cost.

Modular prosthesis which are newer and slicker, made with metals like Aluminium, titanium and stainless steel.

These are more accepted because of its light weight, easy to fit and conceal and easy to use.

Exo skeletal Prosthesis which is the wooden type that has been used since the dawn of the age of prosthesis. Its bulky and cumbersome to use.

Priced between N650,000 – N900,000

 

Another factor that affects Artificial limb cost in Nigeria, is the which part of the body that amputation was made.

As this will usually determine if the one or multiple components will be used in fabricating the Artificial limb

Another factor that makes Artificial limb costs in Nigeria expensive, is usually the cost of fitting the patient with the limb.

 

CONCLUSION

From making a socket that a patient will put on before using the Artificial limb, (in which case if done wrongly, will never be comfortable for the patient) to the cost of fitting which usually cover Alignment and Gait training for the patient who will use the Prosthesis. In most cases, You will be required to visit the fitting center between 3 to 5 times over a period of 2 weeks to 3 month. These alone will add N200,000  to the cost of an Artificial limb, But then again This is a Blog is just a General analysis of The Cost of Prosthetics for Orthopedic conditions in Nigeria it does not state our own cost as a clinic, it all depends on the patient and their budget. At OrhtofitOrthopedic LTD we take the patients budgets into considerations so please Contact Us for your own personal break down, Or Get a Free Consultation For More Information.