Over 5,000 Ukrainians have lost limbs since the beginning of full-scale invasion. This number is growing every day. We manufacture and fit prostheses to help people return to normal life. The Unbroken Center is the only medical institution in Ukraine where prosthetics is a part of the hospital's work, and prosthetists are members of a multidisciplinary team. In particular, we install bionic hand prostheses. Thanks to our partners, we have a mobile prosthesis workshop. Our specialists manufacture prosthetics for both service people and civilians.
In just a few months of work, 50 prostheses were manufactured and installed at the Unbroken Center. Most of them are from one of the largest manufacturers of prostheses in the world - the German company "Ottobock". Thanks to cooperation with the Maltese Service of Ukraine, we have parts for installing 200 prostheses of the "Ottobock" company. We are also expanding the prosthetics workshop, increasing the area and equipping it, so that 10 prosthetists could work there at the same time. This will make it possible to manufacture up to a hundred prostheses every month.
Bionic prosthetics is one of the directions of our work. Our specialists have already fitted patients with two prostheses of the Ukrainian-American startup Esper Bionics. The prosthesis of this company, as one of the best inventions of the year, was on the cover of the "Time" magazine last year. Also, as primary prosthetics, the Center started installing bionic hand prostheses printed on a 3D printer by the American company Unlimited Tomorrow. These are the lightest bionic prostheses in the world.
Our prosthetists have many years of work experience and a large number of foreign internships. Also, the Unbroken Center cooperates with all the world's largest manufacturers of prostheses. Among them is Hanger Clinic, a network of American prosthetic clinics, whose specialists come to Ukraine. In the autumn, they brought to our Center the technology of manufacturing a prosthesis in four hours.
The Unbroken Center is already starting cooperation with the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine on the prosthetics program. At the same time, together with the charity platform Dobro.ua, we implement the project "Prostheses for the Unbroken", where we raise funds for modern bionic prostheses for those affected by the war.
Prosthetics at the Unbroken Center is a comprehensive approach to the patient's needs. A multidisciplinary team works here, which includes a surgeon, a traumatologist, a prosthetist, a rehabilitation specialist, and a psychologist or psychotherapist.