Biodegradability and waste management of Jaipur Foot

  • Mona Kejariwal R.D. National and W.A. Science College
  • Anil Kumar Jain Santokba Durlabhji Hospital
Keywords: Jaipur foot, Biodegradation, Prostheses


Designed in and named after Jaipur, India, the prosthetic foot was designed to be inexpensive, water-resistant, and quick to fit and manufacture. Several field trials case studies were made and this artificial aid was found to be very comfortable and acceptable to the amputee population following floor sitting culture. The quality assertion and standards related to these prostheses at affordable cost assume great significance especially for India and other developing countries. Environmental issues such as biodegradability of various components like microcellular rubber, tread rubber, nylon cord, cushion compound and skin colour rubber and other. It is necessary that biodegradation issues should be widely held at various platforms beside its bioengineering and designing issues for proper handling and storage concerns. Approval standards and quality control should be a part of the development effort prior to regular production and use of these low cost prostheses.

Author Biographies

Mona Kejariwal, R.D. National and W.A. Science College

Department of Botany, R.D. National and W.A. Science College,
Bandra (west), Mumbai, India.

Anil Kumar Jain, Santokba Durlabhji Hospital

Dr. P.K. Sethi Rehabilitation Centre, Santokba Durlabhji Hospital,
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India


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How to Cite
Kejariwal, M. and Jain, A.K. 2016. Biodegradability and waste management of Jaipur Foot. PharmaTutor. 4, 2 (Feb. 2016), 41-46.