Special Projects

Second-Leg

What is it ?

We , Papillon International and Saphenus Medical have started the initiative „Second-Leg“ . It is the professional prosthetic care of amputees who have no  prostheses and cannot afford them. We organize prosthetic treatment for amputees on site and offer the possibility to walk again. 

We bring back the independence and autonomy through their own movement.

 How is it working ?

 1. We check the status and  find out if an amputee really wants to walk again 

2. We have collected second-hand prothesis and had them renewed them from experts

3. We organize a medical check-up 

4. We organize a one-stop treatment point in one area ( for example Africa/Tunis/Ben Arous ) on arranged days  for amputees and come with a group of experts /  orthopedic technician  for some days for prosthesis fitting and training

 

Because prosthetic care is not available in some countries or is not developed nationwide, we want to work with simplified prosthetic care. At the same time, we will establish local cooperation partners who will help where we cannot provide timely assistance with our digital care facilites.