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Centre at Tan Tock Seng Hospital offers hope to those who have lost limbs

April 28, 2013 - 12:34am

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TNP PHOTO: Kane Cunico

On the surface, it is a nondescript workshop inside a refurbished building at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Yet the 3,700 sq ft centre – about the size of three five-room HDB flats – is where hope blooms for people who have lost limbs to injury or disease.

TTSH’s Foot Care and Limb Design Centre might be little-known, but it is the only centre with a specialised workshop which makes and assembles customised prosthetics.

“There’s a design for everything,” says Mr Trevor Binedell, FLC’s unit head of the prosthetics and orthotics department.

According to Mr Binedell, the centre fits around 300 patients a year.

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