Trakya College (TÜ) college students have made prosthetic limbs for quake victims who endured extreme accidents leading to amputation throughout Feb. 6 devastating earthquakes.
Vilhel Yıldırım, 56, who lives in quake-stricken Elbistan, took his first steps after shedding his proper decrease leg underneath the rubble. He’ll spend not less than two extra months studying to stroll once more along with his newly fitted first prosthesis at Koşuyolu Yüksek Ihtisas Coaching and Analysis Hospital in Istanbul.
Lamenting that he misplaced lots of his family within the lethal catastrophe, Yıldırım with tears in his eyes shared: “I’m standing on my legs. At the moment is likely one of the happiest days of my life. I felt it was higher for me to lose my life than be disabled and be a burden on others. That’s why this present day is so essential for me.”
The Director of the Vocational College of Well being Providers Dr. Irfan Coşkun defined that prosthetic legs for the earthquake victims have been made with the assistance of scholars within the orthopedic and prosthesis laboratory of the College in Edirne.
The college’s Orthopedic Prosthesis and Orthotics Program Teacher Hayati Kaya mentioned many individuals misplaced their limbs within the catastrophe. “It took us some time to achieve amputee victims like Yıldırım. After studying about these sufferers, we began engaged on prosthesis making,” the trainer added.
Explaining the method of prosthesis making, Kaya mentioned: “A prosthetic is produced from carbon and resin to make it sturdy and light-weight, and fitted with imported mechanisms chosen to go well with the consumer’s wants. After finishing up a profitable prosthesis software on Yıldırım, he has been underneath remark for some time as he’s at present utilizing crutches whereas strolling as a precautionary measure to supply extra stability and to finish the variation course of.”
“When he (Yildrim) will get used to the prosthesis and walks independently, we’ll assist extra earthquake amputees with prosthetic limbs,” Kaya added.