Lymphatic Filariasis is a devastating disease that results in an altered lymphatic system and the abnormal enlargement of body parts, causing pain and severe disability – this disease is more commonly known as Elephantitis. The World Health Organization currently estimates that 120 million people are currently infected with the disease, with over 40 million individuals disfigured and incapacitated by the disease, primarily in the developing world.
Victor Rimba was only 22 when the disease struck him. His right leg started swelling at the shin, getting larger and larger, leaving Victor in immense pain. In order to save his limb, Victor’s right leg was amputated in 2000.
For five years Victor went without a prosthetic limb before being fitted with a Jaipur limb in 2005. The limb lasted for under a year before wearing out, and was uncomfortable for Victor to wear.
In 2006, Victor was fitted with the LIMBS Knee, and he has quickly become one of our best and most active patients from a gait standpoint. Victor currently gained employment as a local courier, and there is no individual more deserving of a second chance at vitality – we are so proud of and happy for him!