The DSP Kenya Project

Facilitating individuals living with disability in rural Kenya


Rose presented to the DSP with severe back pain at the age of 8.  She arrived at the clinic with her mother, who recounted that Rose injured her hip at two weeks of age, however never received medical attention.  It is supposed that Rose either dislocated or fractured her right hip, leading to damage of the growth plate at the top of her femur.  Upon examination Rose was found to have a significant leg length discrepancy and pelvic obliquity.  A pair of $13 leather shoes were purchased by the DSP and Rose’s mother was asked to contribute what she could, approximately $3.  A shoe lift was built onto the shoe by the DSP orthopedic technician.

Rose wearing her new shoes and shoe lift. Note Jen's index fingers marking her pelvis.

Rose with Florence’s index fingers marking her pelvis

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