Poorest of the Poor: Accidents, diabetes increase need for prosthetics in Honduras

SANTA ROSA DE COPAN, HONDURAS — Mark Gorman is sitting in a small room, made smaller by the stacks of containers that line two walls. He is rummaging around, looking for just the right piece of strap to adapt a plastic boot that straps to the leg of a young man named Jose, who has had his foot amputated. The prosthetic, which Jose got earlier this week, doesn’t fit comfortably in his shoe. There are muscles that connect to the heel, Gorman explained, and muscles that connect to the forefoot…

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