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Dudley prosthetic limbs doctor returns from war-torn Syria

Mr Qurashi Credit: Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

A doctor from Dudley has returned from Syria where he has been fitting prosthetic limbs made from drainpipes to war victims.

Mr Qurashi, who works at Russells Hall Hospital, occupied a makeshift clinic and workshop helping men, women and children who lost limbs during the two-year war that has so far claimed thousands of lives.

A Turkish businessman has donated the drainpipes which are melted down at high heat in an oven and moulded against a plaster cast of the amputated leg. They are then fitted into place with metal pins and leather straps.

The artificial feet are made from recycled rubber.