Yogesh - It's astonishing to see the progress with Yogesh, who hails from a small fishing village outside Mumbai. After one operation, Dr. Desai ordered a caliper for him, which Child & Family Welfare Foundation (CFWF) sponsored, and Yogesh is mobile and walking around for the first time with this special caliper. After some months we'll review his case.
Tejal – This 7 yr.-old girl has suffered from Cerebral Palsy from birth. Three years back, Dr. Desai performed a difficult procedure on her spine, which included two operations to correct her clubbed feet. Tejal has since received successful Eggers surgery on both knees, and was fitted with a special caliper to assist her in her beginning walking exercises. However, due to Tejal’s weak overall physical condition, her left hip joint eventually dislocated as she started to use her body more, and put weight on her leg. A successful follow-up surgery was then completed by Dr. Desai, which focused on Tejal’s muscles and tendons, in which tendons are placed over the joint to keep the joint from dislocating again.
Sharad - Sharad had a successful limb-lengthening surgery recently, a series of three procedures to treat his deformed right leg, which was 2 inches shorter than the other. This included a correctional knee surgery, limb lengthening in lower right leg and foot/ankle release operation in his right foot. Sharad has now completed his recuperation process.