The Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics was established in 2007 at Institute of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation with clinical services. The first-degree program in Bachelor of Prosthetics & Orthotics was initially announced in 2008 and up till now 10 batches have passed out. This degree program is considered to be the first offered program in Sindh. Up till now, more than 20,000 people have benefited from appliances provided by the Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Prosthetics and Orthotics is a dynamic and expanding allied health sciences profession. Technically, Prosthetics and Orthotics are separate disciplines, but their common goal in rehabilitation is to unite them into one cooperative entity. The major difference between orthotics and prosthetics is that while an orthotic device is used to enhance a person’s limb, a prosthetic device is used to replace a limb entirely.

Orthotics are commonly prescribed to people who have difficulty using their arms or legs due to deficiencies or deformities, Orthotic devices enhance function, provide comfort and healing to the limb by reducing shock, and decrease inflammation and swelling.

Prosthetics involves the study of artificial limbs with a unique combination of appropriate materials, alignment, design, and construction to match the functional needs of an individual. A prosthesis is an artificial limb prescribed by a prosthetist to replace a limb on a person’s body.


The Department of Prosthetics & Orthotics are committed to providing an undergraduate education program that produces qualified professionals competent to deliver Prosthetics & Orthotics services to people with disabilities. Our graduates will improve the lives of patients through caring attitudes and respect for the the dignity of all clients. The department provides education with basic research skills.